Fifty-one percent of voters want President Donald Trump impeached and removed from office a recent poll shows, according to Fox News. Forty percent oppose impeachment all together.
In July, a similar poll showed only 42 percent favoring impeachment and removal from office with 45 percent opposing the moves. The call for impeachment has increased across voters of all party affiliations, with data showing an 11-point increase among Democrats, 5-point increase among Republicans, and 3-point increase among independents.
Since July, an impeachment inquiry has been launched following allegations that Trump abused his power and pressured Ukraine to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s dealings in that country; however, the increased support for impeachment seems to be driven by more than the recent impeachment inquiry. Among Democrats, 85 percent favor impeaching Trump, while only 76 percent consider his July phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky an impeachable offense.
The 40 percent of voters that oppose impeachment gives a variety of reasons, including: Trump did nothing wrong, it is politically motivated, and do not believe the allegations. Furthermore, Trump’s approval rating has taken a hit and is down to 43 percent, from 45 percent in September.
Regarding the impeachment inquiry into Trump, 43 percent of registered voters believe his actions are an impeachable offense, 27 percent believe his actions were inappropriate, but not impeachable, and 17 percent believe his actions were appropriate.
The majority of registered voters want President Trump impeached and removed from office according to a recent Fox News Poll.