Two more House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Trump:
- Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.)
- Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)
There are now 131 House Democrats backing an impeachment inquiry, 55 percent of the House Democratic Caucus.
A new Monmouth University poll out today finds only 41 percent of Americans think an impeachment inquiry is a good idea.
Monmouth invited respondents to share why an impeachment inquiry was a good or bad idea.
More here from @byamberphillips: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/22/house-democrats-have-some-convincing-do-impeachment/ …
“Among those who approve of the impeachment inquiry, people seem to think Trump deserves to be impeached because he’s a bad president or person at about the same rate than those who say he’s done something like breaking the law” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/22/house-democrats-have-some-convincing-do-impeachment/ …
Notably, among Americans who both disapprove of Trump and who think an impeachment inquiry is a bad idea right now, only 8 percent say it is a bad idea because the Senate is unlikely to convict Trump. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/22/house-democrats-have-some-convincing-do-impeachment/ …
Internally, some Democrats say if they are going to impeach Trump, they have to do so by the end of the year — but think to initiate proceedings, they need more-significant findings that will move public sentiment in favor of ousting Trump, WaPo reports. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/22/its-going-be-tough-house-democrats-appear-less-likely-get-trumps-tax-returns-before-election/ …
Since Mueller’s testimony, 37 House Dems have backed an inquiry.
The average Cook PVI of the 131 Dems supporting an inquiry is D+16 and has drifted toward the Caucus average of D+12.5.
On July 26, the average PVI of 99 Dems backing an inquiry was D+18.
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