Hours after President Trump claimed that “only 25 percent” of the country wants him to be impeached, a brand new Fox News poll released Wednesday found that 51% of Americans polled want the president impeached and removed from office.
“Only 25 percent want the President Impeached,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday, claiming the figure is “pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country!”
Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
A new high of 51 percent wants Trump impeached and removed from office, another 4 percent want him impeached but not removed, and 40 percent oppose impeachment altogether, the Fox News poll found.
In July, 42 percent favored impeachment and removal, while 5 percent said impeach but don’t remove him, and 45 percent opposed impeachment.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 9, 2019
Since July, support for impeachment increased among voters of all political persuasions: soaring 11 points among Democrats, 5 points among Republicans, and 3 among independents.
Support for impeachment also jumped among some of Trump’s key constituencies, including white evangelical Christians (+5 points), white men without a college degree (+8), and rural whites (+10), according to Fox News.
Among voters in swing counties (where Hillary Clinton and Trump were within 10 points in 2016), support for impeachment increased to 52 percent, up from 42 percent in July.