Poll: Support For Trump Impeachment Rises Among Americans

U.S. President Donald Trump at a joint news conference at the White House in Washington

An increasing percentage of voters want Congress to impeach President Donald Trump — even if they don’t think Trump has committed the “high crimes and misdemeanors” the Constitution requires.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids

Forty-three percent of voters want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, up from 38 percent last week.

“If President Trump was hoping his foreign trip would shift the conversation away from scandals, he may be out of luck,” said Morning Consult Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “Over the last week, support for beginning impeachment proceedings among voters rose from 38 percent to 43 percent.”

 

But that’s still less than the 45 percent who don’t want Congress to impeach Trump, down a tick from 46 percent the week before.

 

Only three American presidents in history have faced legitimate impeachment threats.

 

Much of the support for impeaching Trump comes from political considerations, the poll shows — not a belief that Trump is actually guilty of impeachable offenses, like treason, bribery or obstructing justice.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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