Post-Impeachment Polling in Senate Battleground States

TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Geoff Garin
DATE: February 18, 2020

Our new poll for Senate Majority PAC finds that Republican senators across key 2020 battleground states who voted to acquit President Trump in the impeachment trial are now paying a price for it with voters in their states.

Large majorities of voters in these states say their GOP incumbent voted to acquit President Trump because they were voting with their party and trying to protect Trump politically, not because they actually believed Trump was innocent of an impeachable offense. The perception that these senators put party politics and Trump’s interests over principle is likely to affect the way voters assess their conduct on other issues.

Here are the state-by-state results when voters were asked why each senator voted to acquit President Trump:

The Senate Majority PAC poll was conducted February 4-10 with representative cross sections of voters in five key battleground states: Arizona (446 interviews), Colorado (452 interviews), Iowa (428 interviews), Maine (384 interviews), and North Carolina (440 interviews).