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 PelosiPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill MORE (D-Calif.) should send the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate 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 McConnellPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Senate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report Trump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes MORE (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSenate Democrats introduce legislation to probe politicization of pandemic response Schumer interrupted during live briefing by heckler: 'Stop lying to the people' Jacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee 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 PennThe Supreme Court vacancy — yet another congressional food fight Trump, Biden battle over rush for COVID-19 vaccine The 7 keys to victory in the presidential race 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.