CBS News Poll: 85 Percent of Republicans Oppose Impeaching Trump

CBS News Poll: 85 Percent of Republicans Oppose Impeaching Trump


A CBS News/YouGov poll published Wednesday showed 85 percent of Republicans opposed impeaching President Donald Trump.

The poll also showed only 15 percent of Republicans favored it.

The percentages are flipped among Democrats, with 88 percent favoring impeaching Trump, and 12 percent opposing it. Among Independents, 54 percent favored it versus 46 percent opposing impeachment.

The poll was taken January 11-12, and had a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

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The poll comes as House Democrats are planning to impeach Trump for a second time. So far, a small number of House Republicans have joined, led by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).

Combined, 55 percent of everyone polled favored impeaching Trump while 45 percent opposed. However, of all those polled, 83 percent thought impeachment would cause Trump’s supporters to protest more and 69 percent thought it would cause more division in the country.

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