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Poll: 48 percent of North Carolina voters support impeachment


By Hollie Ferguson | Oct 24, 2019


North Carolina, like the rest of the United States, is divided on the subject of impeachment of President Donald Trump. 

Brian Murphy reported for the Charlotte Observer that the state is split, with 48 percent in favor of impeachment and 48 percent not in favor of impeachment based on a poll by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling. The poll found that 4 percent of voters were unsure whether they favored impeachment or not. The results were announced Oct. 9.

The poll asked "Would you support or oppose impeaching Donald Trump?"

Party affiliations and past voting records do seem to be playing a role in the opinions of those polled, the newspaper reports. A majority of North Carolina voters who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election favor impeachment while those who voted for Trump oppose it. The paper reports that the state's Republican U.S. House members oppose impeachment while the Democrat members support it. 

Regardless of the outcome, according to some national polls, more than half of Americans support an impeachment inquiry.

"An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, released Tuesday, (Oct. 8) found 55 percent back an impeachment inquiry or impeachment and removal from office," The Charlotte Observer reports. 

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