A majority of voters do not believe that President Trump should be impeached, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
The poll shows that just 37% of registered voters say that Trump should be impeached and removed from office while 57% say that he should not be impeached.
The poll was conducted between September 19 and September 23, as Trump came under fire for pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
A Monmouth University poll conducted last month, before Trump’s Ukraine scandal, found a similar trend. Just 35% of respondents said that Trump should be impeached, while 59% opposed impeachment.
Dems launch official impeachment inquiry:
The poll comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would begin an official impeachment inquiry.
"Today I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," Pelosi said Tuesday.
"This week, the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically," Pelosi said. "The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections."
Trump releases transcript:
The impeachment push comes as Trump is under fire for pressuring Zelensky to investigate Biden, which triggered an “urgent” whistleblower report and a criminal referral to the DOJ.
The White House refused to release a transcript of the call with Zelensky, the whistleblower report, and the inspector general report but appears to be caving. The White House is planning to release a redacted version of the reports and published a partial transcript of the call based on staff memos Wednesday.
The transcript shows that Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate Biden just days after he blocked hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine.