Majority in Michigan is against impeaching Trump: poll

Majority in Michigan is against impeaching Trump: poll
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Michigan is home to a bipartisan pair of House lawmakers in favor of impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE, but voters in the Great Lakes State do not appear to feel as strongly, according to a statewide poll. 

A survey conducted last week found nearly 53 percent of Michigan voters polled oppose the House beginning impeachment hearings, and 40 percent support the move, according to results reported by The Detroit News.

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Of those surveyed, about 41 percent said they "strongly" oppose impeachment while just 27 percent said they "strongly" back the move.

Opposition to impeachment is particularly high among independent voters, at 59 percent.    

Despite state voters leaning away from impeachment, the state's congressional delegation has bipartisan support for impeachment hearings. Reps. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — GOP, Democrats square off at final impeachment hearing Live coverage: Democrats, Republicans seek to win PR battle in final House impeachment hearing Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D) and Justin AmashJustin AmashGroup of Democrats floating censure of Trump instead of impeachment: report Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump MORE (R) have both come out in support of beginning the inquiry.

Tlaib has introduced a resolution backing impeachment and famously said, "We’re going to go in there and impeach the motherf---er" about Trump just after taking office. 

Amash has broken party lines as the sole Republican openly supporting impeachment proceedings, but has yet to sign on to the House resolution.  

There are 55 Democrats who have publicly called for impeachment proceedings, but Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate Tech legal shield included in USMCA despite late Pelosi push GOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' MORE (D-Calif.) has said that House Democrats will not do so at this time. 

Richard Czuba, who conducted the Michigan-wide poll, said Pelosi is likely seeing similar numbers to the poll's results. 

"Democrats can’t do it just with Democratic voters behind them. They need the independent voters behind them and, as Speaker Pelosi has pointed out, they have to make that case, but those voters are not there yet," Czuba told The Detroit News.

Michigan's poll results are not greatly different from a national CNN poll released earlier this week that said about 41 percent of Americans support impeachment proceedings. 

In the same poll, the majority of Americans, about 54 percent, said they do not feel Trump should be impeached.