Congressional staffers in both parties believe Trump will be impeached: survey

Congressional staffers in both parties believe Trump will be impeached: survey
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Most congressional staffers in both parties expect the House to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE, though they doubt the Senate will remove him from office, according to a new survey.

An informal email survey of congressional aides on both sides of the aisle conducted by CQ Roll Call found that more than 90 percent of Democratic aides and almost 75 percent of Republican aides expect the House to move forward and vote to impeach the president.

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Whether Trump deserves such a vote remains a divisive issue: According to CQ Roll Call, almost 100 percent of Democratic aides who responded said that the House had reason to impeach the president, while just 9 percent of GOP aides said that Trump had committed an impeachable offense.

The two parties are aligned on their outlook of whether the Senate will vote to remove Trump from office: According to the survey, zero Republican aides and just four percent of Democratic aides expected the Senate to do so.

Democrats seemed unsure whether the issue would benefit their party politically, according to CQ Roll Call, with 48 percent of aides saying that impeachment would hurt the GOP's election chances.

About 70 percent of GOP aides said that the issue would benefit their party, suggesting that the GOP remains confident in Trump's ability to weather the inquiry.

The CQ Roll Call poll is conducted informally by email and typically is based on 150-200 responses from congressional aides, according to the publication.