More state residents support impeachment hearing

While they are still in the minority of Wisconsinites, the latest Marquette Law School poll finds that pro-impeachment Badgers have increased their numbers since last spring.

The poll found that 46 percent of Wisconsin residents think that there now is enough cause for Congress to hold hearings on impeachment of President Donald Trump, while 49 percent say there is not enough cause and 5 percent say they do not know.

Democrats in the House of Representatives are now holding an impeachment inquiry after allegations that President Trump held up foreign aid to Ukraine to force that nation’s government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential contender. Eight-six percent of Republicans and 53 percent of independents believe there is not enough cause to hold impeachment hearings, while 84 percent of Democrats believe there is.

In April, only 29 percent said there was sufficient reason for impeachment hearings and 65 percent said there was not.

The new poll, conducted Oct. 13–17, sampled 799 registered voters.

The April poll was completed after Attorney General William Barr’s letter describing the Mueller report into alleged Russian collusion by Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, but before the report was publicly released.