JM Rieger @RiegerReport Video Editor, The Washington Post • [email protected] Aug. 22, 2019 1 min read

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: 

“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” 

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. 

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. 

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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