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No Impeachment, Say Most Americans in New Poll

Overall, 56% don't like idea in Washington Post/ABC News poll
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2019 2:58 PM CDT
President Trump speaks in Atlanta earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – As Democrats in Congress weigh their next moves after the release of the Mueller report, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that most Americans aren't in the mood for impeachment hearings. On the other hand, most people think President Trump lied to the public about matters investigated to Robert Mueller's team.

  • Impeachment: Overall, 56% oppose the idea of initiating the proceedings in the House, compared to 37% who are in favor. The split is stark between parties, of course: 62% of Democrats like the idea (53% of them strongly), while 87% of Republicans oppose the idea (78% strongly). Among independents, 36% are in favor and 59% are opposed.
  • Lying: 58% of people in the survey think Trump lied to the public about matters investigated by Mueller, compared to 31% who think he told the truth.
  • Exoneration: As for the president's claim of "exoneration," 31% overall say the Mueller report cleared him, while 53% say it did not. The remaining 16% had no opinion.
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