Poll: 58% of Americans Say Trump Committed Impeachable Acts
A survey found that 58% of Americans say Trump has probably or definitely committed impeachable acts with 20% of them being Republicans, according to the Pew Research Center.
An initial survey was conducted in early September before details about President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were made public and Nancy Pelosi announced the House would be moving forward with an impeachment inquiry. In that survey, it was evenly split; 50% said they favored the House launching proceedings, while the same share was opposed.
The new survey, conducted Oct. 1-13, found that the number of those that approve of the House’s impeachment inquiry increased to 54% while 44% disapprove.
Although partisanship is the most important factor in public attitudes about the inquiry, partisan opinions are less symmetrical on whether Trump has probably or definitely “done things that are grounds for impeachment.”
Currently, 94% of Democrats say he has definitely or probably done things that would constitute grounds for impeachment and a smaller majority of Republicans (80%) say he has not.