On September 24, Speaker Pelosi announced that the House would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry. Since that time, little has changed in the polls on the specific question of impeaching Trump. Should we expect anything to change once the public phase of the impeachment inquiry begins today?
A lot has happened in the past week, and the polls don’t provide a clear indication of how closely people are following all this or how much they know. Support for impeachment or for an impeachment inquiry appears to be edging up. Partisans are deeply split as they have been for a long time.
What has the fallout of the confirmation fight been? Voters in the 2018 network exit poll opposed his confirmation by 47 to 43 percent. But a “Kavanaugh effect” appeared to contribute to losses for several Democratic Senators who voted against him.