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Democrats say Americans want Trump impeached - here's what new poll says

A new poll says that a slight majority of Americans oppose the Democrats beginning impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if they win the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

According to a new poll from Quinnipiac released Wednesday, a slight majority of Americans do not want the Democrats to impeach President Trump if they regain the House of Representatives.

What does the poll say exactly?

The poll says that 51 percent of Americans answered that Democrats should not impeach the president if they regain the House in the midterm elections in 2018.

Another 45 percent said that Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings if they regain the House.

The divide was most noticeable between black and white Americans, with 65 percent of the former saying they should impeach, while only 37 percent of the latter agreeing. Hispanics were slightly above the average, with 55 percent in support of impeachment.

Few Democratic politicians voted to impeach Trump

When members of Congress were given the chance to vote for impeachment of Trump in December, the motion was roundly defeated. Only 58 voted to continue the process, while 364 voted to table the motion.

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has already spent millions to try to persuade Americans that Trump should be impeached, and he's vowed to spend more in what many see as a primer for his own presidential aspirations.

Is this poll reliable?

The poll, taken Jan. 5-9, from Quinnipiac included 1,106 voter opinions and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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