President Donald Trump’s average approval rating has never risen above 50%, yet public support for his impeachment and removal from office has always remained low.
It looks like that’s beginning to change.
After revelations that Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump’s political rival and former Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced an official impeachment inquiry into the President. Soon after, an explosive whistleblower complaint documented steps taken by the White House to conceal the details of the call. The White House confirmed both the call’s contents and the efforts to cover it up.
Trump’s interactions with the Ukrainian President are proving to be the most urgent threat to Trump’s presidency since his inauguration in 2017.
After last week’s whirlwind developments, public support for Trump’s impeachment and removal soared by a net 20 points, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
New Quinnipiac poll: Do you think President Trump should be impeached and removed from office?
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) September 30, 2019
The poll shows Americans evenly divided regarding removal the week after the same poll showed 37% for impeachment and 57% opposed.
Quinnipiac is far from the only poll indicating a changing tide in Americans’ attitudes toward impeachment.
New CNN poll (9/24 – 9/29) – — Should Trump be impeached and removed from office?
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) September 30, 2019
Y'all, @Civiqs has been continuously tracking Americans' views on impeaching Trump since May of 2017, and, well, over the past few days, "Support Impeachment" has overtaken "Oppose," 48-46% https://t.co/AS5TeFWdP3 pic.twitter.com/utc6JlVUxf
— Fiddler (@cFidd) September 30, 2019
Additionally, a new YouGov poll shows 55% of Americans supporting an impeachment inquiry, while 42% support full impeachment.
55% of Americans approve of opening impeachment inquiry into President Trump, while 42% of Americans say President Trump deserves to be impeached over his dealings with Ukraine, new CBS News/YouGov poll finds.https://t.co/KS3QfUagsr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 30, 2019
Impeachment went from a nuclear option for Democrats to a practical inevitability.
Pretty aggressive wording and it still gets 47%, wow
— Ben Shoemaker (@b3nshoe) September 30, 2019
I hope the GOP sees the writing on the wall…
— 𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕝𝕖𝕪 𝕝𝕪𝕟𝕟™️ (@_ashlynn_b) September 30, 2019
The percentage of yes will keep rising. Especially with President Cheeto calling for violence against others. Very unpresidential. Very.
— Annette Bridley (@AnnetteBridley) September 30, 2019
#ImpeachmentIsComing is currently one of the trending topics in the United States.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 30, 2019
— Joey Pietsch (@EyeOfHorusNJ) September 30, 2019
I’m afraid to get excited, but it kinda feels like #ImpeachmentIsComing.
— 𝒟𝒶𝓃𝒾𝑒𝓁𝓁𝑒 (@sparkleyflowers) September 30, 2019
In the past hour alone, news broke that the President urged the Australian Prime Minister to open an investigation into the origins of the Mueller report in an attempt to discredit it, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took part in the damning phone call with the Ukrainian President, and Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has been subpoenaed by the three congressional committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry.
Trump’s impeachment peril is far from over.
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