Jacksonville, FL — Weeks after House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, Florida voters are torn over the probe, according to a poll released this morning by the University of North Florida.
The UNF Public Opinion Research Lab survey showed 48% of registered Florida voters approve of the impeachment inquiry, while 47% disapprove. Political affiliation greatly influences the results, as 82% of registered Democrats support the impeachment investigation, while only 13% of registered Republicans support.
The poll also asked registered Florida voters if they support removal of President Trump from office via impeachment. 46% support while 48% oppose, with 6% saying they don’t know.
“Floridians are evenly split on impeachment, both on beginning the inquiry and removing Trump from office,” said Dr. Michael Binder, faculty director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF. “This similarity speaks to the division within the electorate regarding Trump: either they support removing him from office, or they are opposed to the impeachment inquiry entirely. It’s possible that both Republican Senators will end up sitting in judgement during an impeachment trial. An even split among the public likely would not convince co-partisan senators to break with the president.”
A separate question on the President’s job approval showed 44% of registered Florida voters approve, while 53% disapprove. Job approval is highest among Republicans at 82%, with 13% of Democrats approving. Overall, only 3% didn’t know.
The statewide poll was conducted Oct. 14 - 20th. Overall, there were 669 completed surveys of Florida registered voters, 18 years of age or older. The margin of sampling error for the total sample is +/- 3.8 percentage points.