President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday morning, without providing evidence to back up his claim, that “only 11%” of Americans support his impeachment.
“Newest Poll: Only 11% in favor of starting ridiculous impeachment hearings,” Trump tweeted out.
He went on to tout his administration’s supposed successes, including high employment numbers, the stock market, and the “best and newest” military he implied had been depleted by President Barack Obama.
….Best and Newest Military (almost totally rebuilt from the depleted military I took over) in History, Best V.A. in History (Choice), and MUCH, MUCH MORE. Gee, let’s impeach the President. The “Squad” (AOC Plus 3) and other Dems suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
The Washington Post reported that the poll Trump was touting in the tweet could not be identified.
A Gallup poll released earlier this month found that 45 percent of Americans are in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings, while 53 percent of respondents said they were against them.