A new USA Today poll that was released showing American’s beliefs on whether or not President Trump should be impeached show an even split.
However, there’s a problem with those results: the poll was heavily weighted in favor of the Democrats.
USA Today reported:
Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds.
While no serious effort is now underway in Congress to impeach Trump, the results underscore how quickly political passions have become inflamed both for and against the outsider candidate who won last year’s campaign in a surprise. A third of those surveyed say they would be upset if Trump is impeached; an equal third say they would be upset if he’s not.
Those findings, designed to measure the intensity of opinion, also show a perfect divide, 34%-34%.
The online poll of 1,330 adults, taken July 17-19 by SurveyUSA, has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.
However, a look at those who were polled shows that the majority were Democrats:
– 12% Strong Republican
– 16% Republican
– 9% Indy Leans Republican
– 16% Independent
– 12% Indy Leans Democratic
– 17% Democrat
– 13% Strong Democrat
Combining those groups:
– 36% Republicans (including Strong R & Lean R)
– 16% Independents
– 43% Democrats (including Strong D & Lean D)
Some might say that those numbers represent an accurate sample population of the United States but that is highly unlikely considering that there are more conservatives in the U.S. than there are liberals.
Many more Americans have considered themselves politically conservative than liberal since the early 1990s. That remained the case in 2016, when an average of 36% of U.S. adults throughout the year identified themselves as conservative and 25% as liberal.
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