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Poll: Wisconsin voters views on impeachment unchanged

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin voters' views on impeachment have not changed since last month according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll.

December’s poll indicates 40% support impeachment and removal of President Trump from office, 52% don’t.

That’s effectively unchanged from November, 40% support while 53% don’t. 

UW Political Science Professor David Canon says these results mean most voters are sticking with their party regardless of new information about impeachment. 

"I think people are just having their preconceived positions based on their partisanship and people seem not to be really influenced by the new information that came out since the last poll,” said Canon.

MU Poll Director Charles Franklin and Canon predicted last month there might be a shift in opinion because Novembers poll was conducted before public testimony on impeachment wrapped up, Democrats calling it the “most compelling” and Republicans calling it a “sham.”

The trend over the last three polls shows public opinion is not changing much.

Canon said while it's not the results Democrats hoped for, speeding up the impeachment process could help their party in the 2020 election. 

"Will it be something that really sort of galvanized the Republican base next fall or will this can just drop off the radar screen entirely? If you have the trial early January it will be done by the time voters start voting in the primaries and caucuses and it could be that this is out of voters' minds entirely by next summer."

Emilee Fannon

Capital Bureau Chief

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