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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:40 AM

New Poll Shows 20-Point Increase in Support for Impeachment Inquiry--Among Republicans

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/new-poll-20-point-increase-impeachment-inquiry-republicans.html


New Poll Shows 20-Point Increase in Support for Impeachment Inquiry—Among Republicans
By Elliot Hannon
Oct 08, 2019
7:41 AM


A new poll out Tuesday from the Washington Post and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University shows dramatic shifts in support of the impeachment process with 58 percent of the country now saying they support the impeachment inquiry and nearly half—49 percent—saying they support removing Trump from office.

The level of support for the impeachment process predictably differs along party lines, but none of the recent indicators are good for the president. “Since a July poll by The Post and ABC, there has been movement toward an impeachment inquiry among all three groups, with support for the inquiry rising by 25 points among Democrats, 21 points among Republicans and 20 points among independents,” the Post notes. Trump’s Ukraine phone call—which occurred in July but wasn’t reported on until September—has clearly altered Americans’ perspective on possible impeachment. It’s unclear how much Trump’s unhinged, all-caps response to growing impeachment pressure has changed opinions in the moderate corner of his own party, as well as among independents.

Growing Democratic support for impeachment was perhaps expected, but Republican support for the process—if not yet removal of the president—even if at comparatively low levels, could be extremely dangerous for Trump and his presidency. From the Post:

More than 8 in 10 Democrats endorse the inquiry and nearly 8 in 10 favor a vote to recommend that Trump be removed from office. Among Republicans, roughly 7 in 10 do not support the inquiry but almost 3 in 10 do, and almost one-fifth of Republicans say they favor a vote recommending his removal. Among the critical voting bloc of independents, support for the impeachment inquiry hits 57 percent, with 49 percent saying the House should vote to remove Trump from office.


If those GOP numbers hold or continue to slide, Trump could be in serious trouble. The Republican Party has acquiesced almost across the board under Trump’s leadership, such that there’s been a substantial political cost to disagreeing with the White House or not being seen as not sufficiently supportive of Trump. If support for impeachment erodes that cost, you could see more Republicans in Congress defying the president and coming out in support of the impeachment process. Of course, if the last three years is any indication, you could also very much not see that happen.


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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:56 AM

1. Public opinion is a powerful force!

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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 10:02 AM

2. This is bad news for Donny Dollhands

likely will cause him to freak out on Twitter

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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:25 AM

3. This is before the House has gone into the weeds of all of Trump's crimes.

This is just based on publicly available reporting. I expect support for impeachment to rise dramatically once everything is laid out for the American people.

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