GOP’s Polling On Impeachment Tells A Very Different Story

Mary Margaret Olohan on October 8, 2019

Thirty-seven percent of voters believe that President Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine is an impeachable offense, according to a GOP poll released Monday.

The GOP poll shows that while 37 percent of voters believe Trump‘s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is an “impeachable offense,” 39 percent of voters described the call as “appropriate” and 20 percent of voters said it was “inappropriate, but not impeachable.”

Most voters do not believe that Trump’s phone call with Zelensky was impeachable, the poll found, and a majority of voters believe that impeachment sidetracks House Democrats even further from the little they have accomplished.

Public Opinion Strategies conducted the survey on behalf of National Republican Congressional Committee and Team McCarthy, polling 800 registered voters between October 1 and October 3 throughout 95 congressional districts, 55 of which are Democratic districts and 40 of which are Republican. The 55 Democratic districts are also considered NRCC targets, and the poll had a margin of error of +/-3.46%.

The GOP poll compares to a Washington Post poll released Tuesday that found a majority of Americans, rather than voters who were polled by the GOP poll, support a Democratic impeachment inquiry into Trump.

The Washington Post poll found that 58 percent of Americans said the House was correct to begin an impeachment inquiry while 38 percent of Americans said the House was not correct to do so.