On Tuesday a new poll from the Washington Post and Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University was released. The poll showed a dramatic shift in support of the impeachment process with 59 percent of the country sharing that they support the impeachment inquiry and 49 percent stating that they support removing Trump from office.
Support for the impeachment inquiry, of course, differs along party lines, but recent polls are not in favor of Trump.
“Since a July poll by The Post and ABC, there has been a 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 reports.
Trump’s controversial phone call with the president of Ukraine took place in July but was not made public until September. That phone call has altered America’s view of impeachment. Trump’s daily Twitter rants about the impeachment inquiry have also changed a lot of opinions on impeachment.
Democratic support of impeachment is of course growing, but the poll shows that Republican support of the inquiry is growing as well. Republican support of impeachment even at a low level does not work in Trump’s favor.
“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,” the Washington Post reports.
If those GOP numbers continue to slide, Trump could find himself facing removal from office. As Trump’s actions and words become more uncontrolled you could see more Republicans in Congress standing against Trump and supporting the impeachment inquiry.