Arizona voters support the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but a majority say they so far oppose impeaching him for leveraging U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine to persuade that country to investigate his chief Democratic rival, according to a poll released yesterday.
The New York Times Upshot/Siena College (SCRI) poll surveyed voters in six battleground states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
In Arizona, 53% of voters backed the impeachment inquiry and only 40% opposed it. But when those voters were asked what they thought about impeaching Trump and removing him from office, 52% were opposed and 45% were in favor. The pollsters noted that 10% of Arizona voters surveyed supported the inquiry but opposed removing Trump by impeachment.
The polling shows that 95% of Republicans oppose impeaching Trump; 90% “strongly oppose” doing so. Across the aisle, 89% of Democrats support impeaching the president, including 75% who “strongly support” doing so.
But Republican opposition for the impeachment inquiry was softer: Only 77% are opposed, and only 69% are strongly opposed. For Democrats, 90% support the inquiry; 73% strongly support it.
Across all six battleground states, 51% of voters support the inquiry and 44% oppose it. Regarding impeachment and removal, 52% are opposed and 44% are in support.
Arizona and Pennsylvania had the most voters, 53%, that supported the impeachment inquiry. Arizona, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin had the most voters at 45% who support impeaching and removing Trump.
In all, 652 Arizona voters were polled between Oct. 13 and 26, and the poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.