Poll: Voters cool on Trump Jr's Russia meeting but resist impeachment

In the new poll, conducted July 13 through July 15, 52 percent of registered voters said it was inappropriate for the younger Trump to meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, an attorney with links to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime, while 23 percent said it was appropriate. When voters were told the meeting was set up so that the lawyer “could allegedly provide official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton,” the share of voters who said it was appropriate rose to 28 percent — driven largely by Republican responses, which ticked up from 44 percent to 52 percent on the question…

In the new survey, 40 percent of registered voters said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against Trump — unlikely, given Republican control of the legislative branch — while 46 percent said it should not. In late May, a slightly larger share of voters (43 percent) said Congress should initiate the proceedings.

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