Donald Trump has been leaning heavily on his solid Republican base. Yet, public opinion has begun to chip away at that base. The president said that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not “lose any voters,” according to Snopes. Ever since he cleared the Mueller Mueller investigation, the guard rails went down and Trump has been acting like a dictator. Check this out.
Over half of Americans said they would like House Democrats to start an impeachment inquiry into Trump. In addition, almost half of all of the people think that the president should be removed, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.
Once the impeachment inquiry began, it gained speed in the public arena. Much of that was due to the release of information showing Trump halted direly-needed military aid to Ukraine for the fight against Russia. The president was trying to pressure Ukrainian’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up dirt on one of his competitors in the 2020 presidential election, former vice-president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Earlier Post-Schar School or Post-ABC News polls showed between 37 percent and 41 percent favored investigation hearings. Recent events changed many voters’ minds.
More Americans said they agreed with the House inquiry, 58 to 38 percent. In addition, 49 percent said the House should impeach Trump and demand he be removed from office. Six additional percent went to favoring the inquiry but not the president’s removal from office.
The poll enhanced the divisions around Trump’s presidency vs. the impeachment inquiry. Yet, it also showed a steady stream of defections among Republicans.
A full 80 percent+ of Democrats favored the inquiry while nearly 80 percent favored a vote to removed Trump from the presidency. This was where the divide began with nearly 70 percent of voters \against removing Trump from office. However, 30 percent of Republicans would support the impeachment.
Independents support the impeachment inquiry at 57 percent, and 49 percent said the House should take a vote regarding removing POTUS from the Oval Office.
Fifteen percent of Americans claimed that Trump has not been able to “uphold adequate ethical standards,” and they believed Biden would remain ethical while in office.
Interviewees were asked whether Trump’s request of Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son was appropriate. In the moderate-to-liberal group of Republicans, 45 percent said it was not appropriate. In general, 33 percent of Republican-leaning adults indicated they believed the request was not appropriate.
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The Post and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University conducted this poll. It was administered between October 1-6 via phone. There was a random sample of 1,007 adults. Interviewers reached 69 percent of the voters on cellphone and 31 percent on landlines. The margin of error is 3.5 +/- percentage points.
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