Politics Support for impeaching Trump hits new high

13:15  02 october  2019
13:15  02 october  2019 Source:   politico.com

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The odds of Trump ’s impeachment hit a new high of 71% in online betting markets, meanwhile. Among Democrats, 90% said they thought Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Given Democratic control of the House, that support for impeachment could soon translate to actual

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Support for impeaching President Donald Trump is growing.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump

A batch of recent polling confirms the Democratic impeachment push is gaining steam — including a new POLITICO/Morning Consult survey that shows for the first time that more voters support than oppose proceedings to remove Trump from office. The uptick is primarily among Democrats, as Republican voters surveyed continue to have Trump's back.

In the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, 46 percent of voters said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings vs. 43 percent who said they should not. Eleven percent had no opinion. That support represented a 3-point bump from last week, when voters were evenly split.

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Public support for impeaching President Trump is on the rise, with nearly half of Americans backing such a move, according to two new polls. A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows that support for impeaching Trump and removing him from office has grown from 37 percent of

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The new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll comes as at least a half-dozen other media outlets have released surveys showing support for impeachment rising. The polls suggest that Democrats are gaining support for the impeachment inquiry as the Ukraine scandal unspools. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had resisted escalating the House’s investigations of Trump because of the political risks, but the latest surveys suggest the party is unlikely to bleed support from Democratic voters over the decision to challenge Trump head-on.

Still, the move isn’t without risk. The percentage of voters who disapprove of Trump’s job performance in the latest poll, 56 percent, still exceeds the 46 percent who think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings to remove him, or the 51 percent who say they support the current impeachment inquiry — a step short of actual impeachment proceedings. Those findings indicate that there is a slice of moderate voters who disapprove of Trump but think Democrats are going too far.

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Poll: Support For Impeaching Trump Rising. Author: Jordan Smith. Updated: Mar 6, 2018. Original: Oct 31, 2017. Support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump is on the rise, according to the latest national poll from Public Policy Polling.

The new poll, which was released on Monday, shows that the previous 20 point gap closed, with American voters being divided 47% – 47% on removing Trump from office. Last week, 73% of Democrats said that Trump should be impeached , while 21% saying that he should not.

And when the polls ask specifically about removing Trump from office, voters are sharply divided or tilt against it. In a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday, 49 percent of voters called the impeachment inquiry a “good idea,” while 43 percent said it was a “bad idea.” But only 44 percent said Trump should be forced out of office, fewer than the 52 percent who said he shouldn’t.

While the 44 percent who think Trump should be booted from the White House is a new high for the Monmouth poll, pollster Patrick Murray noted that it’s within the margin of error of the previous high. “Yes, support for impeachment has increased over the last week, but it’s not significantly higher than where it has been at other points in Trump’s presidency,” Murray said. “At least not yet.”

POLITICO and Morning Consult have been tracking voters’ support for starting impeachment proceedings to remove Trump since early 2018. Until last week, the previous high-water mark was 42 percent, in August 2018. But that was eclipsed by the 43 percent figure last week, and then again by the 46 percent measure in the new poll.

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A US Democratic Public Policy Polling firm has conducted a new poll to find out about public support of possible Donald Trump impeachment .

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Voters are becoming even more divided along partisan lines on impeachment. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows eight-in-10 Democrats support starting impeachment proceedings, while only 11 percent oppose that. Among Republicans, only 9 percent support impeachment proceedings, compared to 85 percent who oppose. Independents are split: 43 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while 39 percent are in opposition.

Among the 41 percent of all voters who approve of the job Trump is doing as president, only 5 percent say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against him, while 88 percent say Congress should not.

But not all of the 56 percent of voters who disapprove of Trump’s job performance in the new poll are on board with impeachment. Just under eight-in-10 of those who disapprove of Trump, 78 percent, say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, while 11 percent say Congress should not and 12 percent are undecided.

Of those who think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, 58 percent say it’s because Trump committed an impeachable offense, such as treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. By comparison, 38 percent of pro-impeachment voters say Trump “has proven he is unfit to serve and should be removed,” even if he hasn’t committed an impeachable offense.

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However, a new national poll poll shows that American support for impeaching Trump is at a record high , so his nine months of accomplishments may be having a negative effect. Support of impeachment is not surprising when you take a look at Trump 's approval ratings.

American voters are divided over impeaching and removing President Trump from office 47 to 47 percent, but the gap has narrowed dramatically The new survey was conducted Sept. 27 to Sept. 29 after the White House released a rough transcript of Trump urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr

During his 2016 campaign for president, Trump bragged that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” Hyperbole aside, the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll put that to the test: 62 percent of voters said Trump “could do something that would cause me to support impeaching him and removing him from office.”

But nearly one-in-four, 24 percent, said there’s “almost nothing Trump could do that would cause me to support impeaching him and removing him from office.”

“Support for impeachment proceedings remains high among voters, but Democrats could face limited support from Republicans through the process,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “A majority of voters support Congress’ current impeachment proceedings, but nearly a quarter say there is nothing President Trump could do that would cause them to support impeaching him and removing him from office, including 49 percent of Republicans.”

Since Democratic leaders endorsed the impeachment inquiry last week, the party has mounted a full-court press to assert that its new position would not put its House majority in peril. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee late last week presented polling data to its members, conducted by two Democratic polling firms, that showed a majority of likely voters backed the party’s latest move.

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With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President.

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In the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, voters are split over the impact of an impeachment vote by their member of Congress. Just under four-in-10 voters, 38 percent, say they would be more likely to vote for their representative if he or she voted to impeach Trump, while 34 percent say they would be less likely to vote for someone who supported Trump’s impeachment. Eighteen percent say it would not affect their vote.

The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll was conducted September 27-30, surveying 2,488 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.

In addition to the POLITICO/Morning Consult and Monmouth University polls, surveys conducted over the past week by Reuters/Ipsos, Quinnipiac University, CNN/SSRS, CBS News/YouGov, HuffPost/YouGov and NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist College all show, at worst, respondents are split on starting an impeachment inquiry. And among those polls for which trend lines were available, all showed an increase in the percentage of those supporting moving forward on impeachment.

Morning Consult is a nonpartisan media and technology company that provides data-driven research and insights on politics, policy and business strategy.

More details on the poll and its methodology can be found in these two documents: Toplines: https://politi.co/2p0kNtp | Crosstabs: https://politi.co/2p8t9iR

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