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Newsy-Ipsos poll finds half of Americans have discussed impeachment proceedings during holiday gatherings

Seven in ten say they are following the proceedings, with a third saying they are following them “a great deal”

Courtney Lewis
Dec 19, 2019 · 5 min read

Newsy and Ipsos are partnering in 2020 to bring viewers bi-monthly original surveys focused on the issues at the heart of the campaign trail. See below for results from the latest Newsy-Ipsos poll.

Full Annotated Questionnaire:

  1. Below is a list of current political issues. Which, if any, do you believe to be the most important?

2. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about discussing politics with your friends or family since the results of the last presidential election?

3. Which of the following topics, if any, have you discussed with your friends or family during this season’s holiday gatherings? Select all that apply.

4. To what extent do you believe your vote matters in the upcoming 2020 election?

5. How closely, if at all, are you paying attention to the following news events?

6. Which of the following do you think is the most likely outcome of the 2020 election? (Select one).

7. Who do you want to win in the 2020 election? (Select one).

8. How concerned are you, if at all, about the impact of the following on the upcoming 2020 elections?

9. Which of the following, if any, have impacted your opinion on the impeachment proceedings against the President? (Select all that apply).

About the Study:

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between December 16 and 17, 2019 on behalf of Newsy. For this survey, a sample of roughly 1,005 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S. Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 418 Republicans, 382 Democrats, and 130 Independents.

The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel (see link below for more info on “Access Panels and Recruitment”), partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling (see link below for more info on the Ipsos “Ampario Overview” sample method) and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking- ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2016 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Post- hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,005, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-5.0 percentage points).

The poll also has a credibility interval plus or minus 5.5 percentage points for Republicans, plus or minus 5.7 percentage points for Democrats, and plus or minus 9.8 percentage points for Independents.

About Newsy
Newsy is the leading cross-platform television news network that provides “news with the why,” built to inform and engage by delivering the top stories across every platform. Its content is available on cable; on over-the-top services including Hulu, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Sling TV, Pluto TV, and Google Chromecast; and on connected television including Xumo. Newsy is also available via its mobile apps and at newsy.com.

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Courtney Lewis

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Newsy Company News

Be informed — not influenced — with Newsy’s anti-partisan approach to news. Get the facts without pundits and opinions. For people who aren’t satisfied getting only the loudest part of the story, Newsy delivers honest, in-depth context on stories that matter.

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