By Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, and Kabir Khanna
Congress Democrats and Republicans appear to be facing a challenge that challenges public opinion's impeachment to the extent that public hearings begin How many Americans claim that their views are already trapped. The number of those who believe that President Trump deserves to be indicted has essentially not changed, and now the public is dissatisfied with the previous approaches of both the Congressional Democrats and the President.
More Americans believe Democrats have done a poor job of research (52%) than good work (48%) and more that President Trump has done a poor job (56%) than he does well (43%. )
Americans prefer to open at least some hearings with open hearings (47%) or a mix of open and closed hearings , depending on the sensitivity of the testimony (42%) Only 11% say that hearings should be closed Request.
Eight in ten Americans have an opinion on whether the president deserves an indictment, and are split today as it has been for weeks, with 43% saying he does, and 40% saying he does not. 17 percent say it's too early to say so, but many of them do not pay much attention.
Most of those who have an opinion say that they agree: Almost three out of four Say it.
The views on the whistleblower are mixed and like other aspects of the whistleblower Matter characterized by sharp partisan differences. Eighty percent of Democrats believe that the identity of a whistleblower should remain private, while 76 percent of Republicans say their identity should be made public.
The partisans disagree about what they believe to be the motivation for the whistleblower's complaint: Most Republicans believe the whistleblower's motivation is likely to be political to Donald Trump harm States.
The audience for live hearings may be less receptive to persuasion than the general public, with fewer than half of Americans indicating, even parts Partisans are more likely than independents to say that they will, and those who say they can change their views on impeachment are less likely to say they will watch live than those who already have their opinion is fixed.
One in five Americans states that the events surrounding the impeachment have so far been very easy to understand. More – 37% – say that events are easy to track.
On the GOP side, about seven out of every ten ordinary Republicans believe Congressional Republicans should defend President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine, while a quarter thinks this is right Representatives should wait to learn more about the facts before they make a decision. Only 6% think they should criticize the president. And on the democratic side, only 11% refer to the issue of impeachment as a political distraction. Most – 62% – call it a critical matter.
The views on President Trump's work performance remain stable, with 46 percent indicating that he does a good job, 54 percent thinks he is doing a poor job – just like in July before the impeachment investigation began.
Seven out of ten Americans at least pay some attention to the impeachment investigation. Like last month, Democrats pay more attention than Republicans or independents.
The CBS News survey is conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 3,380 US citizens interviewed online between November 9-11, 2019. This sample was weighted by gender, age, race, and education based on the US Census Bureau's conduct of the American Community Survey d, as well as the 2016 President's vote and registration status. The margin of error is approximately 1.9%.