Poll: Democrats want focus on health care, Trump impeachment

Poll: Democrats want focus on health care, Trump impeachment
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Protecting health care and impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE are the top two issues that people who identify as Democrats want Congress to prioritize when the party takes control of the House next year, according to a new poll. 

A Reuters/Ipsos poll published Thursday found that 54 percent of people identifying as Democrats said Congress should make the U.S. health-care system a priority. A majority of Republicans — 55 percent — also said Congress should prioritize health care. 

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The poll also found that 43 percent of Democrats want impeachment of Trump to be a priority. 

The poll, which surveyed 904 Democrats and 840 Republicans from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, asked its respondents to list the top three priorities they want Congress to address from 2019 to 2020. The poll had a credibility interval of 4 percentage points for Democrats who were surveyed.

Reuters noted, however, that Democratic voters may not get their impeachment wish under the new Congress. While some members of the House, such as Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersOn The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Maxine Waters meets with CBS News representatives over lack of black 2020 reporters Ocasio-Cortez to join House panel overseeing financial sector MORE (D-Calif.), have previously called for impeachment of the president, party leadership has so far cautioned against it.

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Health Care: Dem chair plans hearing on Medicare for all | Senate GOP talks drug prices with Trump health chief | PhRMA CEO hopeful Trump reverses course on controversial pricing proposal Centrist efforts to convince Trump to end shutdown falter On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (D-Calif.) said in August that impeaching Trump was "not a priority" for Democrats.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, said Wednesday that Democrats should wait for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE to finish his Russia investigation before considering impeachment.

“To get out in front of the Mueller probe, I think, would be a big mistake,” he told CNN.