Most US voters oppose Trump's impeachment

Irving Hamilton
September 14, 2018

The Quinnipiac University national poll showed that 56 percent of voters - including 61 percent of independents - said they are not on board with the impeachment from liberal Democrats.

The shift is particularly acute in the US Midwest, where Democrats have enjoyed a 13-point swing in their direction since July, according to the poll.

A majority give Mr. Trump poor marks for leadership, say he's "not level-headed" nor does he care about average Americans, and 55 percent say he's "not fit" to serve as president.

Trump's overall approval rating was the lowest in the polls by CNN, ABC News/Washington Post, and IBD/TIPP at 36 percent. Approval for the Russian investigation lead by Special Counsel Robert Mueller hit an all-time high, with 63% of Americans supporting Mueller's probe, according to the poll taken end of August.

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Meanwhile, the number of voters who view the president as intelligent has been steadily declining since his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton. In CNN's poll, only 32 percent of adults said Trump is honest and trustworthy, a new low in CNN's polling.

In races for the U.S. House of Representatives nationwide, American voters back Democratic candidates over Republicans by 52 to 38 percent, the poll showed.

Trump's decreasing popularity with voters outside of the Republican Party can have a major effect in the results of the upcoming midterm elections. Republicans were the only group that trusted Trump more than the media, by 72 to 12 percent. Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney, pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes in the same month.

Trump was also the subject of an op-ed written by a claimed senior administration official and published by The New York Times on Wednesday. The Real Clear Politics average this week puts Democrats ahead of Republicans by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent.

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