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.
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.
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.
But few people were buying the spin.
It's not the first time Trump has cited Fox News as an example of literal math being biased against him.
Good luck with that.