President Donald Trump is treading water as support for his impeachment continues to rise.
A new Washington Post-Schar School poll shows that 58% of Americans support the House's decision to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, with 49 percent supporting the President's total impeachment and removal. The surge of public support for impeachment in the 16 days since the House announced the inquiry runs in diametric opposition to the long-held belief of Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike that impeachment would amount to political suicide for Democrats.
Multiple polls shows growing support for the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Watch @Morning_Joe brea… https://t.co/zHt2WACVNc— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1570638724.0
The foreboding news didn't faze Donald Trump, who instead tweeted that only 25% of Americans support impeachment, without citing where he got the information.
Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but… https://t.co/QKE74kOcAA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1570638466.0
CNN fact checker Daniel Dale was befuddled as to which poll Trump was citing, because the only poll showing 25% supporting impeachment was support among Trump's own party.
If anyone on Trump’s team or anyone else has seen a poll in which support for impeachment is only 25%, please feel… https://t.co/oHSJanup4B— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1570641423.0
Dale also didn't rule out the possibility that Trump was trying to spin another poll.
Via colleague @gsparks94, here's another possibility: Trump is...creatively describing a NBC/WSJ poll in which 24%… https://t.co/TZrKctZvFF— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1570643497.0
People gleefully pointed out that even Republicans might be beginning to turn against Trump.
@realDonaldTrump 25 percent of your OWN party.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1570638518.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump As Republicans you hired into White House tell us, you only comprehend at 5th grade level, w… https://t.co/bnGxMu3cI6— Tomi T Ahonen (@Tomi T Ahonen)1570641238.0
@realDonaldTrump Only 25% of Republicans. 85% of Democrats and 56% of Independents. Do you know how to tell the tru… https://t.co/shNymj5DWR— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo)1570638595.0
@realDonaldTrump 25% of whom? Your White House staff? *Half the country* supports your impeachment, including 14%… https://t.co/HaHAyz6J7H— Tami Burages (@Tami Burages)1570642142.0
FACT: There's no poll that has support for impeachment at only 25% it's more than 25% on every poll https://t.co/Tvblu1Tets— PoliticsVideoChannel (@PoliticsVideoChannel)1570644277.0
Regardless of where Trump got the number, it doesn't change the indication that impeachment support is growing on every front.
Why is support for impeachment surging? -Americans instinctively know it's wrong for @realDonaldTrump to solicit f… https://t.co/5nhgmUlVOm— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1570646860.0
Net impeachment support up to +4.5 points: https://t.co/fco5pY74oR https://t.co/JNWxFlu8hW— Micah Cohen (@Micah Cohen)1570546982.0
In a sign that the White House is getting nervous at impeachment's growing support, the administration announced that it won't comply with subpoenas issued by the House committees overseeing the inquiry.