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 TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 TlaibOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D) and Justin AmashJustin AmashSunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision Amash rips Trump over move to send troops from Syria to Iraq Amash: Clinton's attack on Gabbard will 'drive many people into the arms' of 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Four companies reach 0M settlement in opioid lawsuit | Deal opens door to larger settlements | House panel to consider vaping tax | Drug pricing markup tomorrow Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails Trump urges GOP to fight for him 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.