Survey: Support for Trump Impeachment Slips

Even as the Democrats' impeachment inquiry heats up, support for impeachment of President Donald Trump has fallen, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll, and a majority of respondents said they think President Donald Trump will be re-elected, including a third of Democrats.

The poll found that 47% favor a House vote to impeach, down 4 percentage points since Oct. 11-13. The latest poll was conducted Nov. 1-3 among 1,983 registered voters (margin of error plus or minus two percentage points).

Only 27 percent said they had a lot of confidence in the President's handling of the economy, despite a booming stock market, but that was still 10 percentage points more than the 17% of voters who said that Bernie Sanders, with Joe Biden only getting 15% and Elizabeth Warren 14%.

The poll found that 56% of voters believe it is likely that Trump will be re-elected, which presumes he won't be removed from office. Eighty-five percent of Republicans said that, but even 35% of Democrats said he will likely win.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.