A Stockton University Poll released Oct. 10 found 52 percent of New Jersey adults support the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives, although they are split about whether Trump should be impeached.
The poll of 544 residents was conducted by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University from Oct. 3-7. It found 40 percent opposed the impeachment inquiry. Four percent were neutral and 4 percent were unsure or not answering. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points
Among those who have followed news about Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president and a whistle-blower complaint filed after the conversation, 41 percent said Trump should be impeached; 36 percent said he should not be. Twenty-three percent were not sure or had no opinion.
A large majority of respondents — 83 percent — said they had either very closely or somewhat closely followed media reports about the Ukraine call and whistle-blower complaint. Sixty-one percent of those who had followed the news said the claims are either a very serious problem that should be investigated (46 percent) or a somewhat serious problem that could be investigated (16 percent). Eighteen percent each said the claims are a minor concern or no concern at all.
Men were closely split on the with 48 percent supporting the impeachment inquiry and 44 percent opposed; 58 percent of women backed the inquiry with 34 percent opposed.