The latest Fox News poll showed record levels of Americans supporting not only the impeachment of Donald Trump but also his removal from office, as The Inquisitr reported Wednesday. For the first time in any poll, more than half — 51 percent — of respondents agreed that Trump should be impeached and removed from office. As revealed on his Twitter account Thursday morning, Trump appears to be considerably annoyed by the poll.
“From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll,” Trump wrote, as quoted by NBC News. “Whoever their Pollster is, they suck.”
Trump went on to complain that Fox News, in general, was now “much different than it used to be in the good old days.” Trump then listed a number of Fox News personalities, including Andrew Napolitano, Shepherd Smith, and Donna Brazile, who have sometimes criticized him during broadcasts on the cable news network and complained that the network “doesn’t deliver for US anymore.”
At the end of his tweet, however, Trump appeared to be resigned to the current state of Fox News, concluding, “Oh well, I’m President!”
The most recent Fox News poll showed that four percent of Americans want to see Trump impeached but not removed from office, while only 40 percent opposed Trump’s impeachment.
The results were similar to those in a Washington Post poll released earlier this week, in which 58 percent said that Trump should be impeached, but only 49 percent said his impeachment should result in his removal from office, as The Inquisitr reported.
While Trump leveled his “they suck” charge at a polling agency whose identity was apparently unknown to him, in fact, Fox News polls are not conducted by the news network. They are actually conducted by a bi-partisan group of pollsters, one more left-leaning, and one more right-leaning. According to the FiveThirtyEight.com pollster ratings, their left-leaning group got an overall grade of “A” with a 0.6 percent left slant, while the right-leaning group got a rating of “B” and a 0.5 percent right slant.
By comparison, a pollster often cited favorably by Trump, Rasmussen Reports, is rated “C+” and displays a 1.5 percentage-point bias toward Republicans.
The impeachment inquiry into Trump — which started because of a whistleblower complaint that he tried to strong-arm the president of Ukraine into providing derogatory information about Trump’s potential 2020 presidential election opponent, Joe Biden — was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24. In the same Fox News poll this week, Pelosi received an overall approval rating of 42 percent, while Trump’s approval stood at 43 percent.