In Impeachment Numbers, Some Good News for Trump

Republican voters oppose his conviction, and GOP lawmakers seem to agree
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2019 1:40 PM CDT
In this Oct. 28, 2019 photo, President Trump speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition at the McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – The House has cleared the way for a formal impeachment inquiry, and Nancy Pelosi expects things to get started soon. “I would assume there would be public hearings in November,” Pelosi said at a roundtable forum with Bloomberg journalists. She did not, however, add any specifics beyond that, saying that closed-door depositions will continue as long as they are "productive." A separate story at Politico suggests Democrats are ready to wrap them up soon because of "diminishing returns." Related coverage:

  • A split: A new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News shows a divided country: Overall, 49% of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, and 47% say he should not.
  • Telling breakdown: Talk about a partisan split: 82% of Democrats want Trump removed from office, and 82% of Republicans oppose his removal. Among independents, things are more even—47% favor removal and 49% oppose it.

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