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Trump impeachment sees highest support ever in new poll  -  Independent

Impeaching Donald Trump is now more popular than ever, just a month after Democrats announced the inquiry into the president. A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows support for impeachment rising to 55 per cent of Americans, with 43 per cent disapproving. That marks a jump even from a week prior, when 51 per cent of Americans approved impeachment, while 45 per cent disapproved.
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Beyond impeachment, Mr Trump's job approval dropped in the latest poll to 38 per cent, the first time it has dipped below 40 per cent since the inquiry began. His handling of the economy is split among Americans, with 48 per cent saying they approve of his handling of the economy while 48 per cent say they do not.

And, as the conflict in Syria has dominated most national coverage in the United States, the new poll shows just 35 per cent of Americans approve of his foreign policy efforts, and 60 per cent of voters disapprove of his decision to remove American troops from northern Syria -- leaving US-allied Kurds in jeopardy.



"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 06:07:06 PM EST
If, in another week or so, support for Trump's impeachment rises by a similar amount and his overall approval drops by a similar amount we will see Republican Senators dropping support for Trump like a hot potato. Over 60% support for impeachment coupled with 35% overall approval will have McConnel and Grassley going to Trump to tell him he should resign. Watergate redux.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 06:13:21 PM EST
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IF, repeat IF, a certain Twitter account were to suddenly go quiet, it would be an indication of a strategy to try to save the situation. Otherwise it is just a daily matter of "OMG what stupid thing has he done NOW???"
by asdf on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 07:01:03 PM EST
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If his approval rating goes down enough and support for impeachment goes up enough then Republicans have to be concerned about going down with the ship. Hard to quantify 'enough' precisely, but sustained overall approval below 35% and popular support for impeachment over 60% might do it. Right now we only have 55% approval for an impeachment INVESTIGATION, so we have a ways to go. I would say overall approval below 30% and support for impeach and remove over 62% would certainly put us in the necessary territory.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 10:01:04 PM EST
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