Poll: Most Utahns don’t think Democrats should try to impeach Trump

Nearly 2/3rds of Utahns think Democrats should not move to impeach President Trump if they take control of the House of Representatives in November.

The latest UtahPolicy.com survey from Dan Jones & Associates finds 63% of Utahns believe Democrats should not move to impeach Trump if they take control of the House following the 2018 midterm elections. 32% think Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings.


Nationally, 42% of Americans believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, which is on par with President Richard Nixon’s numbers in 1974 when 43% of Americans would like to see him impeached.

Most of the Democrats in Congress have resisted calls from Texas Democrat Al Green to bring the impeachment issue to the House floor. House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi has said that impeachment should not be a campaign issue for Democrats. Republicans, on the other hand, are warning their voters if Democrats do take control of the House this year, an effort to impeach President Trump is inevitable.

Democrats need to flip 24 GOP-controlled seats in November to take control of the House. The GOP currently holds 25 seats that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

Even though Utahns don’t want to see Trump impeached, they don’t like him much, either. Our most recent survey put Trump’s approval rating in Utah at just 47%, which is two percentage points higher than the 45% of the vote he captured in Utah during the 2016 election.

As you might imagine, Utah Republican voters are opposed to the House impeaching Trump, with 87% saying a Democratic-controlled House should not impeach the president. 

Democrats, who hate Trump, would love to see him impeached. 3/4ths of Democratic voters (76%) want their party to impeach the president if they regain control of the House. 52% of independent voters think Democrats should not impeach Trump.

Support for impeaching Trump is strongest among Utah voters between the age of 25 and 34. 45% of that age cohort want to see Democrats move to impeach Trump. Support for impeachment in every other age group is below 30%.

The Dan Jones & Associates poll was conducted May 15-25, 2018 among 615 likely Utah voters. It has a margin of error of 4.0%.