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President Donald Trump mobilized Republican voters with far-right, nationalist ideologies in 2016 and in the three years since that election, we've seen Republican lawmakers go from condemning the President's dangerous rhetoric to excusing it or even amplifying it.

But while Trump may have forced his party to the right with his recklessness, a new poll indicates that Trump's well of Republican radicalism might be tapped out, pushing Americans leftward instead.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly made clear that, after President Donald Trump solicited Ukrainian leaders to announce investigations that personally benefitted him, the decision to launch impeachment proceedings wasn't a political maneuver, but a constitutional mandate.

The move came after years of Trump's supporters, as well as some critics, insisted that impeachment would be political suicide for the Democrats.

Since shortly after the inquiry's announcement in September, support for impeachment outweighed its oppositon as more revelations surfaced of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, but his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale attempted to show that Pelosi's move to impeach would lose Democrats their House majority.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Slovak Republic Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in the Oval Office at the White House May 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pellegrini's visit is part of the Trump Administration's larger diplomatic attempt to compete with Moscow and Beijing in Central Europe. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

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Less than five weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump has an approval rating of 38 percent and a disapproval rating of 55 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out yesterday. The survey of 1,323 voters, conducted between February 16 and 21, found that Trump's approval rating is slightly higher than where it stood in Quinnipiac’s January 26 poll, but 4 points lower than just two weeks ago. His disapproval rating, meanwhile, rose from 44 percent after his inauguration to 51 percent on February 7 and 55 percent Wednesday.

 

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[DIGEST: CBS, CNN]

Hillary Clinton received a bump in the polls over Donald Trump one week after the first presidential debate. Two new major national polls show a 4-5 point advantage for Clinton.

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