According to Rasmussen Reprots, American voters say that illegal immigration and health care should be the top priorities for the new Congress to be led by a Democrat majority. However, they are not hopeful that cooperation on the part of Democrats with President Trump will ensue once the assembly convenes in January. While the Senate remains in Republicans' hands, House Democrats are already talking about impeaching the president, thereby promising a contentious new year. 

The survey was conducted via telephone and online, and revealed that 29 percent of all Likely U.S. Voters believe illegal immigration is the issue that the new Congress should address first. This was followed closely by 24 percent who want to see an emphasis on health care. The survey also found that 17 percent believe that Congress should focus instead on impeaching President Trump.  

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 8 and 11, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. 

In a separate survey, most of the Likely Voters polled prefer to see the president and Democrats to work together. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who will likely chair the House Judiciary Committee, reiterated on CNN's "State of the Union' on Sunday that fellow Democrats currently have no plans to hold impeachment proceedings against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Trump. “No,” Nadler said when asked if Democrats will impeach. “Impeachment is a question that will come up down the road maybe, depending on findings of the Mueller [investigation],” Nadler said. “We’re far from that right now.”

According to the new Rasmussen national telephone and online survey, most American voters agree that Kavanaugh should not be impeached. The survey found that only 30 percent of Likely U.S. Voters think House Democrats should attempt to impeach Kavanaugh. Fifty-six percent are opposed to any impeachment effort against the new high court justice. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. 

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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