THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Democrats’ Top Priority for Next Congress: Investigate and Impeach Trump
An exclusive poll by Ipsos for The Daily Beast shows the base wants a pound of flesh. Independents are not so eager for the confrontation.
More Democrats say they want to investigate and potentially impeach Donald Trump once the next Congress convenes than pursue fixes to the nation’s health care system, according to a new public opinion poll.
The poll, commissioned by Ipsos for The Daily Beast, asked respondents what lawmakers’ first priority should be after this year’s midterm elections. Of the five choices, 37 percent of self-identified Democrats favored “investigating and potentially impeaching President Trump,” which clocked in with 37 percent support. The next popular was “fixing problems with our health care system,” at 34 percent; followed by immigration reform at 13 percent; additional tax cuts and addressing the opioid epidemic both came in at four percent, just behind “other.”