Majority of Southern Residents Against Trump Impeachment: Poll

A majority of southern Americans think President Donald Trump should not be impeached and approve of the way he's handling his job, according to an NBC News-Survey Monkey poll released Friday.

The poll was from a sample of 9,050 adults age 18 and over, including 7,905 registered voters, in states including Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia.

The poll, conducted online from Oct. 8 to Oct. 22, found that jobs and the economy was the most important issue, followed by government ethics, health care and immigration.

When it comes to Trump, 54 percent said he should not be impeached, as opposed to 44 percent who said he should. When asked if they approve of the way Trump is handling his job, 36 percent said they strongly approve, 16 percent said they somewhat approve, 9 percent said they somewhat disapprove and 38 percent said they strongly disapprove.

Asked about the way Congress is handling its job, just 5 percent said they strongly approve, while another 24 percent said they somewhat approve. Another 28 percent somewhat disapprove while 41 percent strongly disapprove.

Respondents had a slightly more favorable view of the way their state legislature handles its job, with 8 percent strongly approving and 32 percent somewhat approving. Another 20 percent somewhat disapprove and 12 percent strongly disapprove.

Asked to rate the condition of the national economy, 25 percent said it was very good, 46 percent said fairly good, 22 percent said fairly bad and 6 percent said very bad.

As far as paying higher taxes to improve public schools, 41 percent said they would be very or somewhat willing, while 32 percent said they would be not too willing or not at all willing.

When it comes to abortion, 39 percent said they would like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision, while 58 percent said they would not want Roe vs. Wade overturned.

Among the registered voters surveyed, 4,089 were women and 3,816 were men. The error estimate for registered voters is plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.

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