Most Mass. Voters Favor Trump Impeachment And Removal
A majority of Massachusetts voters believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new WBUR poll.
Fifty-five percent of registered voters in the state say Trump should be removed from office through impeachment, while 34% say he should not. Eleven percent of those polled either say they are undecided or did not answer.
Voters are split along party lines, as 75% of registered Democrats favor impeachment and removal, compared with only 11% of registered Republicans. Also, more women than men favor Trump’s removal, 64% to 44%.
The results mirror nationwide polls that have shown increased support for impeachment as House Democrats on Capitol Hill conduct an impeachment probe, said Steve Koczela, the president of the MassINC Polling Group, which conducts surveys for WBUR.
"Since the hearings began, we've seen voters shifting in favor of impeachment in polls all across the country. Massachusetts is no exception," Koczela said. "The thing to watch now is whether the shift continues. A lot of the change so far has been people who were attuned to what Democratic leaders were saying when they stopped calling for restraint and moved to start proceedings. For the numbers to shift further, we would have to see some of Trump's stronger supporters start to peel away."
The results were largely consistent among age groups and income levels.
The strongest support for impeachment and removal was found among voters within Boston and its inner suburbs, with 73% in favor and 19% against. In the southeast part of the state the result is nearly evenly split, with 49% in favor and 46% against. In central and western Massachusetts, 47% of voters want to see Trump removed while 42% don't.
The live telephone survey of 503 registered voters was conducted Wednesday through Sunday.