Americans' interest in impeachment has dropped off: analysis

Americans' interest in impeachment has dropped off: analysis
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Americans’ interest in the impeachment process against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE has decreased in recent weeks, Axios reported on Sunday.

The news outlet, citing data it analyzed from NewsWhip, noted that the 10 biggest impeachment stories, as defined by how many user interactions such has likes, comments and shares they generated, were all published before Nov. 15. 

Only four of the top 30 stories in terms of user interactions were published after Nov. 15, it added.  


Axios noted that the public may have had more interest in the early months of the impeachment process as the evidence was collected and reported. But once the debate shifted to whether Trump’s actions were impeachable, people were not as emotionally attached, it added.

This could also reinforce the polarization in the country as people made up their minds once all of the information on what happened between Trump and Ukraine emerged, according to the news outlet. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally CDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC pulls revised guidance on coronavirus | Government watchdog finds supply shortages are harming US response | As virus pummels US, Europe sees its own spike MORE (D-Calif.) launched the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the president's interactions with Ukraine in late September.

Her announcement followed a whistleblower's complaint that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate potential 2020 opponent Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE after withholding military aid from the country. 

The data analyzed by Axios was collected weekly since Sept. 14.