According to a recent poll, more people want Donald Trump's impeachment process to start. Odds seem to be against the U.S. president, who is often criticized for spending too much time on Twitter. The interesting part of the poll is that those who voted in favor of Trump's impeachment want it to happen even if he has not committed any serious crime.
The Politico/Morning Consult poll, conducted between May 25 and May 30, reveals that there is significant rise in the number of people who want Donald Trump to be impeached. Last week, 38 percent voters wanted the impeachment process for the U.S. president to start. The number has gone up to 43 percent this time. At the same time, there is a drop in the number of people who do not want President Trump to be impeached. Earlier, 46 percent voters were against the impeachment. Now, the number has gone below 45 percent.
The poll was conducted while interviewing 1,991 registered voters. It has a 2 percent margin of error. Morning Consult is a nonpartisan organization that provides research and analytics on business strategy, policy, and politics.
So far, there have been three U.S. presidents who faced impeachment threats. The U.S. House of Representatives impeached Presidents Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, even though the Senate acquitted them. Richard Nixon was on the verge of getting impeached when he resigned. According to Morning Consult co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp, odds do not seem to favor Donald Trump.
"If President Trump was hoping his foreign trip would shift the conversation away from scandals, he may be out of luck."
Interestingly, not everyone who wants Donald Trump to be impeached believes that he is guilty of serious crimes like bribery or treason. Among the voters who want Congress to start the impeachment process, 54 percent believe that President Trump should be removed from office, as he has proven to be unfit to serve. They believe Trump should leave office "regardless of whether he committed an impeachable offense or not." On the other hand, 43 percent of the voters who want the Trump impeachment are convinced that the U.S. president has committed an impeachable offense.
The poll related to Donald Trump's impeachment process, however, reflects a strong political polarization. While 71 percent self-identified Democratic voters want Trump to be impeached, 76 percent GOP voters are against it. The poll has one more thing going Trump's way. According to the poll, Trump's approval ratings are now more stable than before. Earlier, only 41 percent voters were convinced that Donald Trump was doing his job well. Now, the number has gone up to 45 percent.
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The poll has also revealed that people are not much convinced if President Trump really wants to help Israel and Palestine reach a peace agreement. Trump has just 9 percent voters who believe that it is "very likely" for the president to broker a peace deal. While 18 percent voters believe that it is "somewhat likely," 59 percent voters think it is either "not too likely" or "not likely at all."
The recent poll also shows that more voters are against the GOP health care bill. While 38 percent voters approve it, 47 percent are against it. At the same time, 33 percent of those who are against it "strongly" disapprove it. On the contrary, only 14 percent of those who are in favor of the bill "strongly" approve it.
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