October 8, 2019 - Voters Remain Divided On Impeachment, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Warren And Biden Top Democratic Primary Field Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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After another week with impeachment in the news, registered voters nationwide are still divided on impeaching and removing President Trump from office, with 45 percent saying he should be impeached and removed and 49 percent opposing the idea, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. This compares to last week's poll, in which voters were evenly split on impeaching and removing the president 47 - 47 percent. In a poll released on September 25, before any major news about impeachment, voters were clearly against impeachment 37 - 57 percent.

While nearly half of voters do not currently back impeachment, a majority of voters do still approve 53 - 43 percent of the impeachment inquiry being conducted by the U.S. House of Representatives in order to determine whether or not to bring impeachment charges against the president. A week ago, voters approved of the inquiry 52 - 45 percent.

A bare majority of voters, 51 percent, say that this impeachment inquiry is a legitimate investigation, while 43 percent say it is a political witch hunt. Republicans say that the inquiry is a witch hunt 88 - 8 percent, while Democrats say it is a legitimate investigation 92 - 5 percent, with independents agreeing that the inquiry is legitimate 52 - 40 percent.

"Despite a week of blistering partisan exchanges, the sound and fury over whistle blowers and impeachment, the needle hardly moves," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. "The country remains closely divided on whether to impeach and remove President Trump from office, and his base remains granite solid."

The topic of impeachment does seem to be on voters' minds, as 61 percent say that they are paying a lot of attention to news about impeachment, and an additional 25 percent say they are paying some attention to the news about it. Only a combined 13 percent say that they are paying either only a little attention or none at all.

When asked in general terms, 48 percent of voters say that asking a foreign leader to investigate a political rival is a good enough reason to impeach a president and remove them from office, while 42 percent say that it is not a good enough reason for impeachment. Republicans think it is not a good enough reason 77 - 12 percent, while Democrats say that it is a good enough reason 87 - 9 percent. Independents are more evenly divided, with 46 percent saying it is a good enough reason for impeachment and 42 percent saying it is not.

A third of voters, 33 percent, say that they believe that President Trump asked foreign nations to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in order to expose corruption. However, 48 percent of voters believe that Trump asked foreign nations to conduct such an investigation in order to hurt a political rival. Republicans say 68 - 9 percent that Trump asked for an investigation to expose corruption, Democrats say 85 - 7 percent that Trump asked in order to hurt a political rival, and independents agree with the Democrats 50 - 27 percent that Trump was looking to hurt a political rival instead of exposing corruption.

The Democratic Primary

With the next Democratic debate only a week away, Warren and Biden both keep their top of the pack positions in the Democratic primary, with Warren receiving support from 29 percent of Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic and Biden getting 26 percent support. Sanders seems to be the only other candidate left in the mix with the two frontrunners, receiving 16 percent of the vote. No other candidate tops 4 percent.

"Warren maintains her strength in the Democratic primary, which has been consistently growing since the start of her campaign. This poll confirms her status as a co-frontrunner with Biden," added Malloy.

This compares to a September 25 Quinnipiac University poll, in which Warren received 27 percent, Biden got 25 percent, and Sanders had 16 percent.

President Trump and the 2020 Election

Today, President Trump's job approval is nearly identical to a week ago - today, it is a negative 40 - 54 percent approval rating. Last week, his approval rating was a negative 41 - 53 percent. Looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election, he receives similar levels of support as his approval rating against top Democratic contenders:
  • Biden beats Trump 51 - 40 percent, compared to 54 - 38 percent on August 28;
  • Sanders tops Trump 49 - 42 percent, compared to 53 - 39 percent on August 28;
  • Warren wins against Trump 49 - 41 percent, compared to 52 - 40 percent on August 28.
From October 4 - 7, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,483 self-identified registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect. The survey includes 646 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic with a margin of error of +/- 4.7 percentage points, including the design effect.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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1. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for president; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                53%    55%    64%    42%    56%    51%    61%    48%
Some                 24     22     23     29     23     25     24     29
Only a little        15     16      9     19     16     14     12     13
None at all           8      7      3      9      5     10      3      9
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A lot                31%    47%    63%    68%    57%    52%    55%    45%    52%
Some                 33     21     22     22     27     26     26     21     17
Only a little        25     17     10      7     11     14     13     19     25
None at all          11     14      5      3      4      7      6     14      7
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -      -
 
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.......................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY                             WHITE......
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Yes    No
 
A lot                60%    67%    53%    61%    62%    59%    64%    53%    71%    54%
Some                 25     25     29     25     23     27     28     20     22     36
Only a little        10      6     13     10     14      7      5     20      6      4
None at all           5      1      5      5      1      7      3      7      1      6
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     PARTYID.....  AGE IN YRS..............    INCOME.............
                     Dem    DemLn  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <50k   50-100 100k+
 
A lot                64%    46%    33%    59%    75%    75%    53%    67%    65%
Some                 23     33     33     29     19     20     30     19     29
Only a little         9     12     23      6      5      3     10     14      4
None at all           3      9     10      5      2      1      7      -      2
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for president; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                     OnlyA   None
                     A lot   Some    Little  AtAll   DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         53      24      15       8       - 
Sep 25, 2019         48      25      17       8       1
Aug 28, 2019         47      30      16       6       1
Jul 29, 2019         48      28      15       9       1
Jun 11, 2019         42      30      18      10       - 
May 21, 2019         44      30      17       8       -
Apr 30, 2019         49      28      13       8       1
 
 
2. (If Democrat or Democratic leaner) If the Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Messam, Tim Ryan, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, Joe Sestak, and Tom Steyer, for whom would you vote?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.......................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY                             WHITE......
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Yes    No
 
Biden                26%    11%    23%    35%    24%    27%    23%    36%    20%    27%
Sanders              16     26     14     12     22     12     13     16      6     23
O'Rourke              1      -      1      2      2      1      1      1      2      1
Harris                3      3      2      4      3      4      4      2      4      4
Warren               29     38     37     22     27     31     35     20     42     25
Booker                2      4      -      2      1      2      2      4      2      1
Klobuchar             2      2      2      2      1      2      2      2      4      -
Castro                1      -      2      1      3      -      -      2      -      -
Gabbard               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
Delaney               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Buttigieg             4      6      6      3      5      4      6      -      9      2
Yang                  3      3      5      3      4      3      2      5      3      1
Williamson            -      1      -      -      -      1      1      1      1      -
Messam                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Ryan                  1      -      2      -      1      -      -      -      -      1
Bennet                1      1      -      -      -      1      1      1      2      -
Bullock               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
Sestak                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Steyer                -      -      -      1      1      -      -      -      1      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      -      -      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 8      3      6     10      5     10      7      8      4     12
 
                     PARTYID.....  AGE IN YRS..............    INCOME.............
                     Dem    DemLn  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <50k   50-100 100k+
 
Biden                25%    30%     9%    28%    28%    41%    20%    26%    28%
Sanders              15     18     44      8      7      2     26     15      4
O'Rourke              1      2      1      3      1      -      1      1      1
Harris                3      5      2      2      5      3      4      2      4
Warren               33     14     22     34     35     26     25     29     39
Booker                2      1      1      5      2      1      2      3      1
Klobuchar             2      1      -      1      2      5      2      1      3
Castro                1      2      3      -      1      -      3      1      -
Gabbard               -      -      -      -      1      -      -      -      1
Delaney               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Buttigieg             3      7      3      4      5      6      2      5      7
Yang                  1     10      7      6      1      -      3      6      3
Williamson            1      -      1      -      1      -      -      1      -
Messam                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Ryan                  1      -      -      -      -      1      1      1      -
Bennet                1      1      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
Bullock               -      -      -      -      -      1      1      -      -
Sestak                -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Steyer                -      1      -      -      -      1      -      1      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      -      1      1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
DK/NA                 8      8      6      8      8      9      9      5      7
 
                     ATTN TO PRES CAMPAIGN Q1                                
                     A lot  Some
 
Biden                29%    21% 
Sanders               9     20  
O'Rourke              1      2  
Harris                3      6  
Warren               35     25  
Booker                2      2  
Klobuchar             2      3  
Castro                1      -  
Gabbard               -      -  
Delaney               -      -  
Buttigieg             5      3  
Yang                  3      6  
Williamson            1      -  
Messam                -      -  
Ryan                  -      -  
Bennet                1      -  
Bullock               -      -  
Sestak                -      -  
Steyer                -      1  
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -  
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1  
DK/NA                 5     10  
 
TREND: (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Messam, Tim Ryan, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, Joe Sestak, and Tom Steyer, for whom would you vote? (Trend information is available upon request back through Mar 2019)
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS..........................................
                     Oct 08  Sep 25  Aug 28  Aug 06  Jul 29  Jul 02  Jun 11  May 21  Apr 30
                     2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019    2019  
                                     
Biden                26      25      32      32      34      22      30      35      38    
Sanders              16      16      15      14      11      13      19      16      11    
O'Rourke              1       2       1       2       2       1       3       2       5    
Harris                3       3       7       7      12      20       7       8       8    
Warren               29      27      19      21      15      14      15      13      12    
Booker                2       -       1       2       1       3       1       3       2    
Klobuchar             2       2       1       1       1       1       1       2       1    
Castro                1       2       -       1       -       1       -       1       1    
Gabbard               -       1       1       1       1       1       -       1       -    
Delaney               -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -    
Buttigieg             4       7       5       5       6       4       8       5      10    
Yang                  3       2       3       1       2       1       1       1       1    
Williamson            -       -       1       -       1       -       -       -       -    
Messam                -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -    
Ryan                  1       -       -       -       -       -       1       -       -    
Bennet                1       1       1       -       -       -       -       -      na    
Bullock               -       -       1       -       -       -       -       -      na    
Sestak                -       -       -       -       -       -      na      na      na    
Steyer                -       -       -       -       -      na      na      na      na    
de Blasio            na      na       1       -       -       -       -       -      na    
Gillibrand           na      na       -       -       -       -       -       -       -    
Gravel               na      na      na       -       -       -       -      na      na    
Hickenlooper         na      na      na       -       -       -       -       -       -    
Inslee               na      na      na       -       -       -       -       -       1    
Moulton              na      na      na       -       -       -       -       -       -    
Swalwell             na      na      na      na      na       -       -       -       -    
SMONE ELSE            1       -       1       -       -       -       -       -       -    
WLDN'T VOTE           1       1       2       1       1       3       1       -       2    
DK/NA                 8      13       9      10      12      12      13      11       8    
 
 
3. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                51%     8%    97%    49%    46%    56%    54%    36%
Trump                40     90      2     34     45     36     40     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      4      2      1      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      -      -      7      2      4      1      3
DK/NA                 4      1      1      6      5      3      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                60%    47%    52%    51%    37%    51%    45%    86%    60%
Trump                31     41     41     45     55     41     47      6     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      4      1      -      2      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      5      2      2      2      3      2      5      2
DK/NA                 4      3      4      2      4      4      4      2      5
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Biden   Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         51      40       2       3       4
Aug 28, 2019         54      38       1       2       4
Jun 11, 2019         53      40       1       2       4
Sep 24, 2015         51      40       1       4       4
Aug 27, 2015         48      40       2       5       5
Jul 30, 2015         49      37       3       6       5
 
 
4. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Sanders              49%     7%    93%    48%    44%    54%    51%    36%
Trump                42     91      3     38     47     36     41     55
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      2      2      3      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      -      2      6      2      4      2      3
DK/NA                 4      1      1      6      4      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sanders              63%    43%    48%    48%    37%    49%    44%    87%    51%
Trump                32     42     43     46     56     42     48      6     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      2      1      2      2      2      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      6      4      2      2      3      2      4      3
DK/NA                 3      6      4      3      3      4      4      3     11
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Sanders Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         49      42       2       3       4
Aug 28, 2019         53      39       1       3       4
Jun 11, 2019         51      42       1       2       4
Jun 01, 2016         48      39       3       6       5
Mar 23, 2016         52      38       2       5       3
Feb 18, 2016         48      42       2       5       4
Feb 05, 2016         49      39       2       6       5
Dec 22, 2015         51      38       1       6       4
Dec 02, 2015         49      41       1       5       4
Nov 04, 2015         46      44       1       4       4
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5. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Elizabeth Warren the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Warren               49%     7%    93%    47%    44%    55%    51%    37%
Trump                41     90      3     37     48     36     41     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      2      1      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      2      6      3      4      1      2
DK/NA                 4      1      1      7      4      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Warren               61%    44%    49%    49%    36%    51%    44%    85%    52%
Trump                33     42     42     45     56     41     48      7     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      4      -      1      2      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      7      3      2      2      2      2      5      7
DK/NA                 5      4      5      3      4      5      4      2      7
 
TREND: If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Elizabeth Warren the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                     SMONE   WLD'T
                     Warren  Trump   ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         49      41       2       3       4
Aug 28, 2019         52      40       1       3       4
Jun 11, 2019         49      42       1       3       5
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    88%     4%    34%    45%    36%    38%    53%
Disapprove           54      9     94     58     49     58     57     41
DK/NA                 6      3      2      8      6      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    42%    42%    43%    52%    40%    46%     6%    38%
Disapprove           66     49     53     53     42     54     49     89     54
DK/NA                 4      9      5      4      6      5      5      5      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         40      54       6 
Sep 30, 2019         41      53       6
Sep 25, 2019         40      55       5
Aug 28, 2019         38      56       6
Jul 29, 2019         40      54       6
Jun 11, 2019         42      53       5
May 21, 2019         38      57       5
May 02, 2019         41      55       5
Mar 26, 2019         39      55       5
Mar 05, 2019         38      55       6
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6a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q6) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     29%    69%     3%    20%    32%    27%    27%    38%
Approve smwht        11     18      2     15     13      9     10     15
Disapprove smwht      6      3      4     11      6      6      5      4
Disapprove strongly  47      6     89     47     42     52     51     37
DK/NA                 7      4      2      8      7      7      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     18%    30%    30%    35%    38%    28%    32%     5%    27%
Approve smwht        12     12     12      8     15     11     13      1     11
Disapprove smwht     14      5      4      2      5      5      5     14      9
Disapprove strongly  52     43     48     50     38     50     44     72     45
DK/NA                 5      9      6      5      6      6      6      7      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     APPROVE......   DISAPPROVE.....
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         29      11       6      47       7  
Sep 30, 2019         35       6       4      48       7 
Sep 25, 2019         29      11       7      48       5
Aug 28, 2019         27      11       5      50       6
Jul 29, 2019         28      12       7      47       7
Jun 11, 2019         29      13       7      46       5
May 21, 2019         28      10       8      48       5
May 02, 2019         30      10       8      46       6
Mar 26, 2019         28      11       8      47       6
Mar 05, 2019         28       9       9      46       8
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7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              19%    13%    29%    16%    18%    20%    22%    16%
Disapprove           71     81     60     74     75     68     72     74
DK/NA                10      6     11     10      7     12      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              18%    20%    20%    20%    17%    21%    19%    21%    21%
Disapprove           72     69     74     70     78     68     73     64     70
DK/NA                 9     10      6     10      5     11      8     15      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         19      71      10
Jul 30, 2019         14      77       9
Sep 12, 2018         18      72      10
Aug 15, 2018         15      78       7
Jul 02, 2018         15      78       7
Jun 06, 2018         13      78       9
Apr 11, 2018         12      81       7
Mar 07, 2018         13      80       6
Feb 07, 2018         15      77       8
Jan 18, 2018         16      78       6
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8. Do you think that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        45%     6%    85%    43%    39%    51%    48%    33%
No                   49     94     10     47     55     44     46     62
DK/NA                 6      -      5     10      6      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Impeached        50%    43%    46%    47%    34%    46%    41%    73%    46%
No                   46     51     48     49     61     49     54     18     46
DK/NA                 4      6      6      4      5      5      5      8      8
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?
                     Yes/
                     Impeach No      DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         45      49       6
Sep 30, 2019         47      47       6
Sep 25, 2019         37      57       6
 
 
9. Given what you know, do you believe that President Trump abuses the power of his office, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Abuses power     55%     9%    97%    59%    52%    58%    56%    41%
No                   41     88      3     35     45     37     41     54
DK/NA                 4      3      1      6      3      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Abuses power     64%    52%    54%    54%    42%    54%    49%    89%    62%
No                   34     41     42     42     55     41     47      8     33
DK/NA                 3      7      3      3      3      5      4      3      4
 
TREND: Given what you know, do you believe that President Trump abuses the power of his office, or don't you think so?
                     Yes/
                     Abuses  No      DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         55      41       4
Sep 30, 2019         54      43       3
 
 
10. As you may know, the House of Representatives has begun a formal impeachment inquiry to determine whether or not to bring impeachment charges against President Trump. Do you approve or disapprove of this impeachment inquiry?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              53%     9%    94%    55%    47%    58%    54%    41%
Disapprove           43     90      5     41     49     38     44     57
DK/NA                 4      2      1      4      4      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              61%    53%    52%    50%    39%    54%    48%    82%    55%
Disapprove           34     43     44     48     58     44     50     10     39
DK/NA                 4      4      4      2      3      2      2      8      7
 
TREND: As you may know, the House of Representatives has begun a formal impeachment inquiry to determine whether or not to bring impeachment charges against President Trump. Do you approve or disapprove of this impeachment inquiry?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Oct 08, 2019         53      43       4
Sep 30, 2019         52      45       3
 
 
11. How much attention have you been paying to news about impeachment: a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                61%    64%    70%    54%    62%    61%    70%    58%
Some                 25     26     20     26     24     25     23     26
Only a little        10      7      9     12     10     10      4     12
None at all           3      3      1      6      3      3      2      4
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A lot                43%    55%    70%    75%    65%    63%    64%    46%    57%
Some                 27     30     23     19     26     24     25     27     25
Only a little        23     11      5      3      7      9      8     19     13
None at all           8      3      1      2      2      3      3      6      5
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      -
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is responding to the impeachment inquiry?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              34%    72%     4%    28%    38%    30%    32%    43%
Disapprove           57     20     91     62     53     60     61     48
DK/NA                10      8      5     11      9     10      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    35%    33%    38%    43%    33%    37%     9%    33%
Disapprove           64     54     60     53     49     59     54     82     53
DK/NA                11     11      7      9      8      8      8      8     15
 
 
13. Do you think that the impeachment inquiry is a legitimate investigation, or a political witch hunt?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           51%     8%    92%    52%    46%    55%    54%    38%
Political witch hunt 43     88      5     40     49     39     42     56
DK/NA                 6      3      3      8      5      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           63%    46%    52%    49%    40%    52%    46%    82%    49%
Political witch hunt 33     46     43     47     57     42     49     14     38
DK/NA                 4      8      5      4      4      6      5      4     13
 
 
14. Do you think asking a foreign leader to investigate a political rival is or is not a good enough reason to impeach a president and remove them from office?
                                                              WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Good enough      48%    12%    87%    46%    43%    53%    53%    38%
No                   42     77      9     42     48     36     37     52
DK/NA                10     11      4     12      9     11     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Good enough      49%    47%    52%    49%    39%    51%    46%    74%    45%
No                   42     43     39     42     52     39     45     18     43
DK/NA                 9     10      9      9      8     11     10      8     12
 
 
15. Do you believe that President Trump asked foreign nations, such as Ukraine and China, to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in order to hurt a political rival, or in order to expose corruption?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Hurt rival           48%     9%    85%    50%    44%    52%    54%    38%
Expose corruption    33     68      7     27     37     28     32     42
BOTH(VOL)             6      8      4      6      8      3      4      5
DK/NA                14     15      4     16     11     16      9     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Hurt rival           56%    44%    49%    48%    39%    53%    46%    68%    46%
Expose corruption    23     30     37     37     43     32     37      7     29
BOTH(VOL)             9      7      4      3      7      2      4      8     12
DK/NA                13     19     10     11     11     13     12     17     13