According to a new poll released Thursday, support for impeachment actually dropped among Democrats after the televised testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller before Congress.
Democrats hoped the highly anticipated testimony would have sparked a movement towards impeachment of President Donald Trump, but those hopes have been dashed away by this and another polling.
The Hill and HarrisX polling showed that 67 percent of Democratic voters support impeachment, which is four points less than the percent that supported impeachment in May.
Surprisingly, support for impeachment from Republican voters increased from 9 percent in May to 17 percent after the testimony, while Independent voters also increased in support for impeachment from 26 percent in May to 35 percent.
The muted enthusiasm for impeachment also manifested itself in the relatively few members of Congress who joined the impeachment cause after the testimony.
“That’s not a stampede to impeachment” said CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Another poll released soon after the testimony showed that the support for impeachment among Americans had remained unchanged after the testimony.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said that if there’s enough evidence to impeach the president that the House would do so, regardless of whether there would be support in the Republican-majority Senate.
Here’s more about the impeachment cause:
McCarthy: Dems want to have impeachment without saying the word