43% to 48% of Americans Feel Donald Trump Should be Impeached

by Garry Watts June 1, 2017, 0:44

Support for beginning impeachment proceedings was up 5 points from the previous poll, when fewer than 2 in 5 (38 percent) said Congress should get the ball rolling. Numerous voters said that they want to see those proceedings even if Mr Trump hasn't committed the "high crimes and misdemeanours" that the Constitution requires.

For now, it's left to the Republican-controlled legislature to decide.

Support for impeaching President Donald Trump is inching up, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey.

Discussion of impeachment is highly politicised; past USA presidents have faced allegations and calls for impeachment by the opposing party.

The House of Representatives have impeached only two Presidents, President Andrew Johnson and President Bill Clinton, and the Senate convicted neither. According to Green, "the president has committed an impeachable act" when he asked FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"We're calling on members of Congress to support and introduce the impeachment process in House of Representatives", said Bonifaz, whose group is behind impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org, which gives local communities a how-to guide on passing a resolution backing impeachment.

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Of those supporting impeachment, 54% said they 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". Since Trump's inauguration, Dem's have called for Trump's impeachment to the point I became deaf to their declaration.

On May 17, Congressman Al Green said Trump should be impeached for obstructing the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the possible relationship between the president and the Russian government. That said, there is consensus that these scandals aren't going anywhere.

The petition concludes: "Donald Trump needs to resign as President of the United States".

In the unlikely case of Democrats winning an outright majority of seats in 2018, there would be a much higher likelihood of Trump's impeachment.

Democrats (from 68 percent to 71 percent) and Republicans (from 12 percent to 15 percent) were also slightly more likely to back impeachment proceedings, which are highly unlikely as long as Republicans maintain their control of both chambers of Congress.

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