Poll: More Voters Want to See Trump Impeached

Posted: May 31, 2017 8:30 AM

Voters are divided over whether Congress should pursue impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a new poll. But support for impeachment has risen in the last week.

The newly released Politico/Morning Consult survey shows a 5-point increase among those who favor impeachment, from 38 percent to 43 percent. Forty-five percent think Trump should continue working as normal.

But more than half of those who want to see Trump impeached seem to favor that because they don’t want him to be president, as they believe proceedings should move forward “regardless of whether he committed an impeachable offense or not.”

Not surprisingly, the opinions are split along partisan lines, with 71 percent of Democrats favoring impeachment and 76 percent of Republicans saying he should stay in office.

Trump’s approval rating remained at 45 percent for the second week in a row, which is up from a low of 41 percent during his first trip abroad.