Long thought to be political kryptonite for Democrats, public support is gaining for President Donald Trump's impeachment, as even Fox News's polling indicates.
According to the poll, not only do a majority of Americans (55%) support the impeachment, but a slim majority of Americans (51%) support the greater step of Trump's full impeachment and removal from office.
1. These Fox numbers on impeachment offer grim news for the White House. 55 percent of respondents now favor impeac… https://t.co/xiDBqVP4RA— Yoni Appelbaum (@Yoni Appelbaum)1570667903.0
The poll shows a nine point jump in support for impeachment and removal since July—before revelations regarding a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump urged Zelensky to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. A transcript of the phone call released by the White House itself and the contents of a whistleblower complaint regarding the call bolstered public support for the impeachment inquiry launched a little over two weeks ago by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Predictably, Donald Trump took to Twitter crying foul.
From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster… https://t.co/3CVU5wgQQa— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1570712929.0
...Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked H… https://t.co/H1LTENm7IL— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1570712930.0
His supporters continued to claim that the poll was unfair because 48% of the people sampled considered themselves Democrats while only 40% considered themselves Republicans. This breakdown isn't immediately apparent in the poll, nor did his supporters provide the source of the information. However, 47% of Americans consider themselves Democrats, so 48% of the sample size identifying as Democrats is proportionate to the populace.
What's more, those answering the poll were randomly selected, so a plurality of Democrats in the sample says more about the diminishing popularity of the Republican party than it does of the poll's integrity.
Nevertheless, the President's allies attempted to spin it.
It’s easy to get 51% in favor of impeachment when 48% of those polled were Democrats. Democrats were overrepresent… https://t.co/2YlHGvevjK— Team Trump (@Team Trump)1570720542.0
The Fox News poll is wrong, just like their final poll in 2016 (had Hillary winning by 4) was wrong. A staggering… https://t.co/fhgrNncfWf— Ronna McDaniel (@Ronna McDaniel)1570721266.0
The Fox News poll is trash! Nearly half of the sample is Democrat (48%). Only 40% Republican & 12% Independent.… https://t.co/yOFOdYMK3U— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022))1570719566.0
But few people were buying the spin.
@TeamTrump @FoxNews @realDonaldTrump It's almost like the GOP is a dying breed. https://t.co/Qymp65T1EV— IllumiKnotty (@IllumiKnotty)1570726352.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Bad sign: When the dictator's propaganda network isn't even biased enough for him.— Nick Jack Pap-pass the Gravy (@Nick Jack Pap-pass the Gravy)1570713066.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews It's not better elsewhere. Recent polls that asked if Trump should be impeached *and* re… https://t.co/eo7WW2kQVx— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1570713670.0
It's not the first time Trump has cited Fox News as an example of literal math being biased against him.
....the fact that I have gone through a three year vicious Witch Hunt, perpetrated by the Lamestream Media in Collu… https://t.co/Jyn1QjlKpm— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564149496.0
Good luck with that.