Support For Trump Impeachment Jumps 9 Points In New Poll
As Democrats ramp up their impeachment inquiry in the House, yet another poll has found a surge in the number of Americans who support their efforts, according to The Hill.
The latest Monmouth University national poll showed a 9-point increase in support for impeaching President Donald Trump, movement fueled largely by a “double-digit spike in support among independent voters.”
Forty-four percent of voters surveyed believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 52 percent say the opposite.
In August, just 35 percent of voters said they thought the president should be impeached. Among Independents, there was an 11-point jump between August and the most recent poll.
Democrats saw an increase of 6 points month-over-month, rising from 69 percent to 75 percent in favor of impeachment. And Republican support for the move rose from 2 percent in August to 9 percent in September.
Other polls have found similar results, with a recent Quinnipiac University poll reporting a 20-point increase in support for impeachment in just the past week.
House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry last week, centering on Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president, during which he asked the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden — Trump’s potential political opponent in 2020.