Almost two thirds of Americans believe Michael Cohen’s claim that President Trump ordered him to make illegal payments to two women to keep them quiet about his affairs — but less than half of Americans believe Congress should start impeachment proceedings, according to a new Axios poll.
Republicans believe it’s those payments, which would have violated campaign finance law, that put Trump in the greatest danger of impeachment if Democrats win the House in November. The poll shows that the majority of Americans, including about half of independents, aren’t ready for that.
Three key subgroups — white suburban women, “Never Hillary” independents, and rural voters — are strongly against impeachment. Two subgroups — Millennials and African American women — strongly favor it. However, every subgroup believes Cohen about the illegal payments.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) August 28, 2018