Support for impeachment grows to 27 percent: poll

Support for impeachment grows to 27 percent: poll
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Support for impeachment hearings for President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE has increased to more than one-quarter of Americans, according to a new poll. 

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday found that 27 percent of Americans believe there is enough evidence to begin impeachment hearings for President Trump now, up 10 percentage points from last month. 

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The poll found that the increase largely comes from Democrats, 48 percent of whom now want impeachment hearings, compared to 30 percent last month. Just 6 percent of Republicans support holding impeachment hearings now, while 86 percent believe the president should be allowed to finish his term. 

A significant number of Americans, 24 percent, still believe that Congress should continue to investigate whether there is enough evidence to hold impeachment hearings in the future, which is down 8 points from last month. 

The poll follows special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's remarks in May, when he said that if his team had confidence President Trump did not commit a crime, they would have said so.

The Trump administration has also recently rejected a series of congressional subpoenas, sparking Democratic criticism. 

 

Researchers surveyed 1,000 adults between June 8 and 11, including 311 Democratic primary voters, for the new poll. The overall margin of error is  3.1 percentage points, while the margin among Democratic primary voters is 5.6 percentage points.