Support For Impeachment Has Increased Net 13-Points Since The Weekend
More impeachment supporters are agreeing that President Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense following a whistleblower allegation that he pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, according to Morning Consult/Politico polling.
A poll conducted Sept. 24-26 of 1,640 registered voters found the public divided at 43 percent on the question of whether Congress should begin impeachment proceedings on Trump, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) officially announced an impeachment inquiry and details emerged on the Ukraine Scandal.
The poll recorded a net swing of 13 percentage points in favor of impeachment since a poll conducted over the weekend: support for impeachment rose 7 points, while opposition dropped 6.
Among the voters who support impeachment, 59 percent believe that Trump committed an impeachable offense, a record high. The last high was 52 percent in August 2018 when Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Michael Cohen, his ex-personal lawyer, were both convicted of crimes uncovered by Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Another 37 percent of impeachment supporters said Trump should be removed from office because he has proven he is unfit to serve.
Trump has continued to deny wrongdoing, despite the release of a White House document detailing his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he asked the country’s new president to “do us a favor,” by opening an investigation into Trump’s primary domestic opponent, 2020 Democratic Candidate front-runner Joe Biden.