Donald Trump has not been doing well in the polls in spite of the numbers he throws out in his tweets. His over-sized ego has not permitted him to admit that things are not going well for him, specially concerning his impeachment numbers.
Over 50 percent of American voters have wanted to impeach the president and, more importantly, have him removed from office according to a new CNN poll. This was the first time that the for impeachment percent was greater than those not supporting impeachment.
Ironically, the president’s approval ratings remain high, CNN reported. A full 41 percent approved of how he has been “handling of the presidency and 57 percent disapprove.” Those numbers remained consistent in September and August.
Then, 49 percent believed the commander-in-chief has used his office for “political advantage against a potential 2020 opponent” and his “interactions with the President of Ukraine.” The precent of Republicans who said Trump did not use his presidency improperly increased 16 percent, from 71 percent to 87 percent.
Half of Americans believed that Trump’s statements about Ukraine are “mostly false.” In the next category, 44 percent believed that he has “mostly” been telling the truth. There was a sharp difference between Republicans, 86 percent and 83 percent of Democrats, who thought what he said was “mostly false.”
A surprising 87 percent of Democrats supported impeachment and removal. The independents’ number jumped to 50 percent. Republicans dropped down to just 14 percent.
Regarding the demographic of women, 56 percent favored impeachment versus men at 44 percent. Nonwhites supported it at 68 percent, whites at 40 percent. Those with college degrees backed impeachment and removal at 51 percent vs. 35 percent for those without a college degree. Only 26 percent of white men with no degree favored impeachment and removal. When it came to white women with four-year degrees, 54 percent favored it.
Then, there was the degree of feelings regarding impeachment. Of those who supported Trump’s impeachment and removed, 90 percent felt strongly about the issue. Among Republicans, 86 percent felt strongly that he should not be impeached and removed.
On the other hand, voters tended to disapprove of how both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, the White House, and the State Department have handled the inquiry so far.
Congressional Democrats did the best with 43 percent approving vs. 49 percent disapproving. Congressional Republicans fared worse, 30 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove. Republicans tended to be more positive toward Congress, 52 percent approve vs. 32 percent disapprove on how they handled the inquiry. Democrats saw 82 percent approving and 13 percent disapproving.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that the House was going to open an impeachment inquiry in September. Since then, her numbers have increased. A full 44 percent held a favorable view of her and 46 percent unfavorable. That was the best she had done since April 2007. The cause of her increased favorability came from independents. In May, 32 percent had a favorable view of her. Now, 42 percent see her favorably.
SSRS conducted the CNN Poll between October 17 and 20. With a random national sampling, the poll surveyed 1,003 adults. The poll was conducted by both landlines and cellphones by a live interviewer. The margin of error was 3.7 +/- percentage points.
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