ATLANTA — Voters in the state of Georgia are divided on whether there is enough evidence today, one week after impeachment hearings began in the U.S. House of Representatives, to vote for or against articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, according to an exclusive 11Alive Poll administered by SurveyUSA.
SurveyUSA interviewed 1,538 Georgia registered voters between Nov. 15 and Nov. 18.
Of those interviewed, 44 percent say today the U.S. House should forward at least one article of impeachment to the U.S. Senate; 42 percent of voters say the House should not. The difference is not statistically significant.
Meanwhile, 43 percent of voters statewide today say there is not enough evidence yet for the U.S. Senate to convict Trump of impeachment; 40 percent say there is sufficient evidence to convict.
In a separate question, voters by 42 percent to 40 percent said the U.S. Senate, if an impeachment trial were held today, should vote to convict President Trump, which would, in theory, remove him from office.
Trump is viewed extremely favorably by 25 percent of Georgia voters and viewed extremely unfavorably by 37 percent of Georgia voters. Combined, 41 percent have a favorable impression of the President and 48 percent have an unfavorable impression. Eight percent are neutral.
11Alive polled 1,900 adults statewide, and more than 1,100 said they plan to vote in the 2020 primary.
When asked what the most important issue in the 2020 Presidential Election, the economy and healthcare were at the top of results, each coming in with 24 percent of the votes. 18 percent said immigration is the most important.
With this in mind, 11Alive will keep these issues front-and-center, and we will keep coming back to them to see how they play out.
Are you registered to vote in the state of Georgia?
- Yes - 81%
- No - 17%
- Not sure - 2%
Thinking ahead now to the November 2020 general election for President. Are you certain to vote in the November 2020 election for President? Likely to vote? Or unlikely to vote?
- Certain to vote - 85%
- Likely to vote - 11%
- Unlikely to vote - 2%
- Not sure - 3%
What is the most important issue for you in the 2020 Presidential Election?
- Economy - 24%
- Healthcare - 24%
- Gun Laws - 8%
- Abortion - 4%
- Immigration - 18%
- Education - 4%
- Climate change - 5%
- Foreign policy - 3%
- Other - 6%
- Not sure - 4%
Is your opinion of Donald Trump extremely favorable? Favorable? Neutral? Unfavorable? Extremely unfavorable? Or, do you have no opinion of Donald Trump?
- Extremely favorable - 25%
- Favorable - 16%
- Neutral - 8%
- Unfavorable - 11%
- Extremely unfavorable - 37%
- No opinion - 3%
If the US House of Representatives were to vote on an article of impeachment today, should the US House vote to impeach President Trump? Vote not to impeach President Trump? Or do you not know enough to say?
- Vote to impeach - 44%
- Vote not to impeach - 42%
- Do not know - 14%
If the US House of Representatives votes today to impeach President Trump, is there enough evidence today for the US Senate to convict President Trump? Not enough evidence today to convict President Trump? Or do not know enough to say?
- Enough evidence to convict - 40%
- Not enough evidence to convict - 43%
- Do not know - 17%
In an impeachment trial in the US Senate today, should the Senate convict President Trump? Find President Trump not guilty? Or do you not know enough to say?
- Convict President Trump - 42%
- Find President Trump not guilty - 40%
- Do not know - 18%