Precisely a year after the 2020 general election, a vast majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s impeachment, removing him from office, rejecting his performance, and endorsing his top Democratic competitors in matches between themselves. This is what the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found after Trump’s withdrawal from Syria and the military raid that killed ISIS leader. This led the Democrats in the House to investigate the impeachment of Trump. In spite of the poor results for Trump, the poll also provides glimmers of hope for the president, including over fifty percent who are satisfied with his economic management and a GOP base that is still loyal to him. This support from the party is essential, as a two-thirds vote is necessary for an official impeachment conviction to be passed in the Senate.
Jeff Horwitt, the Democratic pollster from Horwitt, carried out this survey with Bill McInturff, the Republican pollster. He stated that with the current stage of impeachment, which has been found by inquiry, a victory for Trump is well predicted with the Senate judges. Horwitt also stated that with the judges taking the final decision as per the ballot, the road would be very challenging. Fifty-three percent of American citizens voted for Trump’s impeachment regarding his conduct with the president of Ukraine. Meanwhile, forty-four percent claim they disagree with the inquiry. The results are mainly along the partisan lines, where eighty-nine percent Democrats and fifty-eight percent of independents have supported the investigation. This is in sharp contrast with the Republicans who agree, consisting of only nine percent. Forty-nine percent has said yes on whether the impeachment of Trump should be carried out, while forty-six percent have disagreed with it.
This is the opposite of the survey carried out a month ago, where the results were just the opposite, with forty-nine percent in disagreement, and forty-three percent in approval. The number for the people against Trump has gone up mainly by the inclusion of the Independents and Democrats. And again, the political difference is notable here. Almost eighty-eight percent of Democrats still support the impeachment of Trump, where the impeachment is opposed by ninety percent of the Republicans. As for the Independents, forty-six percent are against the impeachment, while forty-three percent are with it.