Poll: 79% of Democrats Want Congress To Begin Impeachment Proceedings

The poll doesn't ask, but I'm guessing after impeachment, most of these same Dems would like to send Trump to prison.

This is that other side we're supposed to reach out to and work with.

Almost two thirds of Americans believe Michael Cohen's claim that President Trump ordered him to make illegal payments to two women to keep them quiet about his affairs — but less than half of Americans believe Congress should start impeachment proceedings, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: Republicans believe it's those payments, which would have violated campaign finance law, that put Trump in the greatest danger of impeachment if Democrats win the House in November. The poll shows that the majority of Americans, including about half of independents, aren't ready for that.

-Between the lines: Axios and SurveyMonkey are tracking opinions on key issues among five key voter subgroups between now and the November elections. Here's what we found in the poll, taken right after Cohen implicated Trump last week:

The danger signs for Trump:

More than four out of 10 Americans say they're ready for impeachment.
That's more than President Richard Nixon faced after the "Saturday Night Massacre."
Independents are not overwhelmingly against impeachment. They're split almost down the middle.