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Most Republicans Wouldn’t Support Impeachment Even If Mueller Proves Trump Accepted Russian Help, Poll Finds

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Most Republicans Wouldn’t Support Impeachment Even If Mueller Proves Trump Accepted Russian Help, Poll Finds




A new poll released this week YouGov/The Economist found that most Republicans wouldn’t support President Donald Trump’s impeachment even if special counsel Robert Mueller determined that the president worked with Russia to get elected president in 2016,

The survey asked respondents if they would “support or oppose Congress beginning the impeachment process if Special Counsel Robert Mueller found” that “Donald Trump accepted Russian assistance during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

A majority of Republicans would not want the president to be impeached, even if he did accept Russia’s help.




Sixty-three percent of GOP respondents said they opposed impeachment in that situation, while just 18 percent supported it and 19 percent said they weren’t sure.

A majority of GOP respondents also said they wouldn’t want the president to be impeached if Mueller determined he had obstructed justice.

Sixty-two percent of Republicans said they opposed impeachment in that case, while 18 percent supported it and 20 percent weren’t sure.

Seventy-six percent of Democrats surveyed said they would support impeaching Trump if Mueller found he accepted assistance from Russia, and 80 percent would support impeaching him if the special counsel found he obstructed justice.

The poll from The Economist/YouGov surveyed 1,500 adults from March 3 through March 5. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.





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