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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
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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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