Support for Trump's Impeachment Reaches New High

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 01: U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Public Policy Polling’s latest national poll found a record level of support for impeaching Donald Trump. 49% of voters support impeachment while 41% oppose it, with 10% undecided. For 6 months in a row the polling organization found a plurality of voters in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. However this is the closest results to a majority (>50%).

President Trump’s approval rating declined by a net 7 points in October. In September PPP found him at 42% of voters approving of him to 53% who disapproved. Now those numbers are 38% of voters approving of the president to 56% who disapprove, with 6% undecided.


The President claimed last week that he had accomplished more in 9 months than any President in American History. However only 25% of voters believe that claim while 66% don't. Although it’s notable to mention the president's cult of personality still garners 55% of those who voted for him believing he is the most accomplished president ever, to only 32% of Trump voters who disagree.

Overall voters put his first 9 months in a very different light. 49% of voters think Donald Trump is the worst President in American History. Only 43% of voters think some other president is worse. By a 54/40 margin, voters wish Barack Obama was still President instead of Trump. By 48/42 spread they wish Hillary Clinton was president rather than Donald Trump.

Only 37% of voters consider President Trump honest to 56% who say he’s not. And in a startling statistic, a majority of voters, 52%, say Trump is a liar. Only 41% disagree with that characterization.

There are continued transparency concerns as well. 60% of voters think President Trump needs to release his tax returns with just 32% who think it’s unnecessary.

And only 31% of voters think Trump delivered on the core promise of his campaign to ‘Make America Great Again.’ 60% of voters say Donald Trump failed completely on making America great.

Meanwhile, the hashtag #ImpeachTrump and variations of it continue to trend in social media.

And several petitions calling for impeachment have been filed.

ABC News

As more information becomes available regarding the virus that's caused a public health crisis in the United States, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged Americans in hard-hit areas to begin wearing cloth masks to cover their faces.

Unlike medical professionals, who need N95 masks (of which there is a shortage) when treating virus patients, average Americans can wear makeshift cloth masks that block the saliva droplets through which the virus is spread.

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Given President Donald Trump's propensity for lying and his administration's constant misinformation regarding the current global pandemic, Americans across the country have become selective about which sources they deem as credible in seeking potentially lifesaving information in the face of a national health crisis.

Iowa's Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, is in stark disagreement with most Americans on whom to trust regarding measures designed to curb the virus.

Iowa is one of a few states that still has yet to issue a stay-at-home order to slow the virus's spread. Reynolds has resisted taking the step despite a unanimous recommendation from the Iowa Board of Medicine to do so.

National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that all states should institute these orders.

Reynolds's response was...telling.

After calling stay-at-home orders a "divisive issue," the governor said:

"I would say that maybe [Fauci] doesn't have all the information"

Fauci has quickly become one of the most notable figures in the pandemic's response, and one of the few officials in President Donald Trump's virus task force that Americans widely trust to deliver accurate information. He's been an integral part of curbing health crises from the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States to Avian Flu to H1N1 and more.

If Fauci doesn't have all the information, then the country is—for lack of a better word—completely screwed.

People were appalled at the governor's defense.





It's safe to say that Fauci has more information and experience in these situations than any governor in the nation—including Reynolds.



The death toll in the United States from the virus recently surpassed 6000.

Information saves lives. Ignorance endangers them.

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In the face of the global pandemic that's killed over 5000 Americans, President Donald Trump is still expressing reluctance to employ federal powers to assist states hardest hit by the virus.

Among the most urgent of obstacles some governors are facing is a shortage of crucial medical equipment—including ventilators—often needed to treat the highly contagious respiratory virus.

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The respiratory virus that's ballooned into a global pandemic and brought daily life in the United States to a halt has carried another chilling side effect with it.

Because the virus originated in Wuhan, China, anti-Chinese hysteria has sprouted up across the country. These racist flames have only been stoked by President Donald Trump, whose insistence on calling it "Chinese virus" corresponded with an uptick in hate crimes and harassment of Asian Americans across the across the United States, regardless of their country of origin or ancestry.

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Even in the face of a national health crisis that threatens hundreds of thousands of American lives, President Donald Trump has consistently signaled that he's incapable of rising to the urgency of the moment, choosing instead to pick fights with governors over Twitter and to brag about the ratings of his press briefings.

That string of behavior continued with a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), which read more like one of the President's Twitter screeds than a letter from the President of the United States.

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U.S. Navy

The internet is flooded with messages of support for Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who commands the 5000 person crew of the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that was recently forced to dock in Guam.

Crozier sent a letter to the Navy this week begging for additional supplies and resources to aid the 93 people on the Roosevelt who tested positive for the virus that's become a global pandemic, as well as facilities for the additional 1000 people who need to be quarantined.

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