The number of people who want to see President Donald Trump impeached is rising, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.
- 43 percent of voters want Congress to begin impeaching Trump;
- 38 percent said the same last week;
- 45 percent don’t want Congress to impeach Trump;
- 46 percent said the same last week.
"If President Trump was hoping his foreign trip would shift the conversation away from scandals, he may be out of luck," Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer, said in a statement with the poll’s release. "Over the last week, support for beginning impeachment proceedings among voters rose from 38 percent to 43 percent."
Of voters who want to see Congress move forward with impeachment proceedings, most believe Trump “has proven he is unfit to serve and should be removed from office, regardless of whether he committed an impeachable offense or not.”
- 54 percent said Trump is unfit to serve as president;
- 43 percent said Trump has committed an impeachable offense;
- 71 percent of Democrats want Trump impeached;
- 76 percent of Republicans don’t want Trump impeached.
Trump’s approval ratings improved slightly, as almost half of voters approve of his job, the same as last week and up from prior to his foreign trip earlier this month.
- 45 percent approve this week;
- 45 percent approved last week;
- 41 percent approved before trip.
Morning Consult conducted the poll from May 25-30, with 1,991 registered voters, and a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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