The more Americans know about House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, the less they like the idea of impeaching him, according to a pair of new polls.
A new Emerson poll found that support for impeachment has fallen since public hearings on the matter began.
In October, the poll found that 48 percent of those surveyed supported impeaching Trump and 44 percent opposed it.
But those numbers have seen a 180-degree flip in recent days, following a number of witnesses’ public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
The most recent survey revealed that 45 percent of those polled oppose impeachment, while only 43 percent support it.
A Morning Consult/Politico poll that came out this week also showed independents are losing their taste for impeachment.
Forty-seven percent of independents surveyed said they oppose the inquiry while 40 percent support it. The poll showed a shift of 10 percentage points from the previous week.
“Voter opposition to the impeachment inquiry is at its highest point since Morning Consult and Politico began tracking the issue,” Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president, told Politico.
“A key driver for this shift appears to be independents. Today, 47 percent of independents oppose the impeachment inquiry, compared to 37 percent who said the same one week ago.”