Majority say Pelosi should send impeachment articles to Senate: poll

Majority say Pelosi should send impeachment articles to Senate: poll
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A majority of respondents said Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiJudge to hear Trump's case against Jan. 6 committee in November Kamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech GOP lawmaker calls for Meghan, Harry to lose royal titles over paid leave push MORE (D-Calif.) should send the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE to the Senate, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill.

The poll showed 58 percent of respondents believe Pelosi should send the articles, while 42 percent said Pelosi should hold up the articles in the House.

Pelosi withheld the articles immediately after the House impeached Trump last month in an effort to give Senate Democrats leverage in their talks with Republicans about how to conduct a trial in the upper chamber. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Pelosi says GOP senators 'voted to aid and abet' voter suppression for blocking revised elections bill Manchin insists he hasn't threatened to leave Democrats MORE (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocratic frustration with Sinema rises Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race Guns Down America's leader says Biden 'has simply not done enough' on gun control MORE (D-N.Y.) left town last month without a deal on key points such as rules for the proceeding and who, if anyone, will be called to testify. 

The news over impeachment comes roughly one month before the Iowa Democratic caucuses in February.

Harvard CAPS/Harris polling director Mark PennMark PennPoll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field Poll: Biden, Trump statistically tied in favorability Majority of voters say country is on the wrong track: poll MORE told The Hill that impeachment could weigh on the minds of voters in the general election.

“It’s clear from the polling that impeachment gridlock won’t sit well with the voters,” Penn said. “Win or lose they want it to move forward and overwhelmingly think [former President] Clinton rules should apply.”

The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was conducted online within the U.S. among a representative sample of 2,010 registered voters between Dec. 27 and Dec. 29 by the Harris Poll.

Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, marital status, household size, income, employment, education, political party and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.

The sampling margin of error of the poll is 2 percentage points.