Reuters/Ipsos Core Political Survey: Impeachment Tracker (11/20/2019)

Public opinion of the President at a standstill has impeachment hearings continue

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  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Rachel Martin Senior Research Analyst, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, D.C., November 20, 2019 The latest Reuters/Ipsos Core Political poll shows no significant change in public support for the impeachment of President Trump, even as the public hearings in the House of Representatives carry into the second week. Among all Americans, 46% believe the President should be impeached, 41% do not. As in previous weeks, support for impeachment is much higher among Democratic registered voters at 82% with only 9% of this group feeling the President should not be impeached. Republican registered voters continue to stand by the President, with only 10% supporting impeachment and 84% saying he should not be impeached.

President Trump’s job approval rating also remains stable with approval from 40% of Americans, and disapproval from 55%. Predictably, registered Republican voters are far more likely to see the president in a favorable light: 82% approve of his performance in office, and 15% do not. Among Democratic registered voters, only one in ten approve of the president (9%) and the overwhelming majority does not (90%).

With regards to the problems that the United States faces today, the top issues for all adults continue to be healthcare (23%), the economy and jobs (15%) and immigration (13%), the last of which has been declining in importance since September of this year. Over a quarter of Democratic registered voters feel that healthcare is the country’s primary problem (28%), followed by the economy and jobs (16%), and the environment (14%). Among registered Republican voters, healthcare is also a top issue (19%) but falls second to immigration (25%). Both are followed by the economy and jobs (12%).

Most adult Americans feel that the country is on the wrong track (57%) though about a third think that it is headed in the right direction (30%). A higher number of Democrats say they feel the country is headed in the wrong direction this week, 86% compared to 78% from last week, back on par with this figure from late October.

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between November 18-19, 2019 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For this survey, a sample of 1,116 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 960 registered voters, 461 Democratic registered voters, 376 Republican registered voters, and 95 independent registered voters. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error. The poll also has a credibility interval ± 3.6 percentage points for registered voters, ± 5.2 percentage points for Democratic registered voters, ± 5.8 percentage points for Republican registered voters, and ± 11.5 percentage points for independent registered voters.

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The author(s)
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Rachel Martin Senior Research Analyst, US, Public Affairs