A Fox News host on Monday said he was “stunned” by a new poll conducted by his own network that found more than half of all Americans would prefer to see President Donald Trump impeached.
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade expressed incredulity on Monday morning as he referred to a poll released by Fox News on Sunday, which was conducted among 1,000 randomly selected registered voters between December 8 and 11.
“It says 50 percent of the country want the president impeached,” Kilmeade said.
“I was stunned to see that that’s the number, because I thought that things were trending away—although the president’s approval rating did take up in the same poll. So, it’s almost like a split personality,” he added.
Brian Kilmeade is "stunned" by a Fox News poll showing that 50% of America wants Trump impeached & removed, because he "thought that things were trending away [from impeachment.]" pic.twitter.com/6w8aUX3hwL
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 16, 2019
While 50 percent of those polled favored impeachment and Trump’s removal from office, an additional four percent of respondents said they want Trump to be impeached but remain in office.
When Fox News conducted asked respondents the same question in late October, 42 percent of voters said they approved of his job performance as president.
In the most recent poll cited by Kilmeade, however, the percentage of voters who approved of his performance rose to 45 percent. However, 53 percent of respondents to the poll said they disapproved of Trump’s performance.
Further, the poll found that a slight majority (53 percent) of voters thought Trump abused the power of the presidency. Forty-eight percent believe he obstructed the work of Congress—presumably by refusing to fully comply with the impeachment proceedings—and 45 percent said they believed he committed bribery.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 15, 2019