A new poll by POLITICO/Morning Consult had very bad news for Donald Trump. It appears that voters will stop the president under certain circumstances, after all. The people have been becoming ever more nervous about him, and this new poll reflected their doubt in real numbers.
The division line between Democrats and Republicans grows ever deeper around the impeachment issue. A full 80 percent of Democrats supported starting impeachment and only 11 percent were against it. Yet among Republicans, just nine percent were ready to impeach and 85 percent were against it. Independents were more evenly split, 43 percent for impeachment and 39 percent were against it, POLITICO reported.
The poll indicated that 46 percent of the voters would have Congress start impeachment. Only 43 percent said they should not do so. Then, there were the no-opinion voters, 11 percent.
Pollster Patrick Murray said that with the 44 percent of voters who believe that POTUS should be thrown out of the White House. This, set a new record, according to the Monmouth poll:
‘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. At least not yet.’
It appeared that 58 percent wanted Trump out, if he committed an impeachable act. That would be treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. A full 38 percent of the impeachment voters say:
‘[Trump] has proven he is unfit to serve and should be removed,’
During his campaign, Trump claimed that he could:
‘…stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.’
A high number of voters, 62 percent of them said:
‘[Trump] could do something that would cause me to support impeaching him and removing him from office.’
However, 24 percent or one out of four interviewees agreed:
‘Almost nothing Trump could do that would cause me to support impeaching him and removing him from office.’
Vice president for Morning Consult Tyler Sinclair said:
‘Support for impeachment proceedings remains high among voters, but Democrats could face limited support from Republicans through the process. 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.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) resisted moving forward on the impeaching proceedings in spite of the ever-increasing pressure from some in her caucus. However, when representatives from the red districts came on board, she took swift action.
The speaker tasked all six committees investigating Trump with tying up everything they wanted to present as evidence. At an unnamed date, they would turn this over to the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Adam Schiff (D-CA). He was assigned to take the lead, representing all six committees. Then, Pelosi will have Schiff send the information to House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
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