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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 PelosiMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report Revising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices MORE (D-Calif.) should send the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media 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 McConnellBoebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report Urgency mounts for new voting rights bill Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster MORE (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Democrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial 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 PennHere's why Manchin, Romney and Collins are about to wield serious Senate power Don't allow 'vaccine politics' to delay saving lives  Poll: Majority say Trump should concede 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.