New Rasmussen Reports polling shows that 55% of American voters believe the impeachment push against President Trump made him stronger, and 62% of voters think the Demos should just move on from trying to impeach the president.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted between Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 and released Monday. The survey suggests that a strong majority of voters believe that President Trump has benefited from impeachment; that sentiment was even expressed by a plurality of people who described themselves as liberals.
Only 16% of voters believe that President Trump is weaker because of impeachment.
48% of Democratic voters want House Democrats to continue trying to remove the President from office. However, 43% of Democratic voters want to focus on other things, and 70% of voters who don’t identify as Democrat or Republican agree that the country should move on.
Earlier this month, President Trump was acquitted on both articles of impeachment against him by votes of 52-48 and 53-47, which were well short of the 67 votes needed to remove him from office.
House impeachment manager Jerry Nadler has expressed a desire to continue investigating President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian leaders, despite the Senate acquittal, as the Washington Examiner reported.
“I think it’s likely, yes,” Jerry Nadler told reporters on Feb. 5. “We’ll want to call Bolton.”
Some Republicans in Congress have also hinted the Ukraine controversy will remain in the headlines.
Earlier this month, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said that the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by fellow Republican Sen. Richard Burr, would call on the Ukraine whistle-blower to testify.
“I want to find out how all this crap started,” Sen. Graham said about the origins of the impeachment process began by the House.