A new PPP poll reveals that the number of Americans who want President Trump impeached has jumped from 35% to 40% in one week.
According to PPP, “Less than 2 weeks into Donald Trump’s tenure as President, 40% of voters already want to impeach him. That’s up from 35% of voters who wanted to impeach him a week ago. Only 48% of voters say that they would be opposed to Trump’s impeachment.”
In contrast, a 2014 CNN poll found that 65% of Americans did not want to impeach President Obama. Of the 33% that did favor Obama impeachment, the bulk of the support came from Republicans (57%) and conservatives (56%). Polls in 2007 showed support for the impeachment of George W. Bush ranging from 39%-45%.
It has taken Trump 13 days to match the level of unpopularity that George W. Bush achieved in six years in office.
The rejection of the Trump presidency is already having a crippling effect on the psyche of this president and his White House. Trump and his staff have spent much of their first two weeks in office attacking the media and fighting about crowd sizes and other points that go to the heart of the legitimacy argument over his presidency.
National protests have become near weekly events, as each Trump action is revealing itself to be more unpopular than the last. The American people are watching something that has never been seen before. A US presidency isn’t getting off the ground. Trump’s presidency is crashing during takeoff.
The American people want Trump impeached, and perhaps the best argument that Democrats can make for taking back the Congress in 2018 is a promise to reverse Trump’s executive actions and to investigate this president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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