Majority against Trump impeachment proceedings: poll

A majority of Americans say they are not behind impeaching and removing President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE from office, according to a new poll.

The new poll from Quinnipiac University, released Wednesday, finds only 37 percent of registered voters say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, with 57 percent of respondents saying he should not be impeached.

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The poll was conducted from Sept. 19 to 23, as Trump was embroiled in a controversy stemming from a call he had with the Ukrainian president, and the results come just a day after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Sherrod Brown backs new North American trade deal: 'This will be the first trade agreement I've ever voted for' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Turf war derails push on surprise medical bills | Bill would tax e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaign | .5M ad blitz backs vulnerable Dems on drug prices MORE (D-Calif.) announced that House Democrats were launching a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

The findings closely mirror results from a Monmouth University poll conducted last month before the Ukraine phone call controversy. That survey found 59 percent of voters were against impeaching Trump, with 35 percent of respondents backing the move.

Trump has faced intense criticism from Democrats after admitting that he had spoken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about looking into alleged corruption involving former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Biden's son Hunter just weeks after withholding military aid to that country.

Dozens of House Democrats came out in the past few days expressing support for an impeachment inquiry after news of Trump’s call emerged following a complaint from a whistleblower in the intelligence community.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and said the aid to Ukraine was eventually delivered. He has also promised to release a transcript of the call.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted surveyed 1,337 registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.