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Support For Impeaching Trump Reaches Historic Levels According To Recent Poll

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A CNN poll conducted by SSRS says that around 4 out of 10 Americans agree that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. This survey was released between May 28 and May 31, showing that 41% of American citizens believe in the president’s possible grounds for impeachment due to recent news from the Mueller report.

CNN did a similar poll last month, and this month, there was a 4% increase compared to the previous poll. However, 54% of American citizens do not believe that Trump should be impeached.

The growing Democratic support for the presidential impeachment was mostly what prompted the percent increase. In fact, 76% of respondents who were Democratic were in favor of impeaching Trump, leading to an 8% increase from April’s polls.

However, Trump maintains a steady approval rating since last month according to CNN. In addition, 52% of respondents said they disapproved of Trump’s job performance while the remaining 43% approved.

Another trigger point to the Trump impeachment discussion stems from Democratic lawmakers calling to launch an impeachment inquiry in Congress. This started happening after Robert Mueller made his first public comments about his investigation most recently.

However, Mueller’s investigation did not provide enough evidence to support the suspected conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Additionally, Mueller was not able to concretely conclude that Trump obstructed justice.

Still, several top Democratic lawmakers are pushing the idea to continue investigating Trump, though 40% of Americans in a new poll believe that the probes from the Democrats are overreaching. On the other hand, 53% think that Trump is not exerting enough effort to cooperate in the investigation.

The poll was released to 1,006 adults with a margin of error at 3.8%. 

Sources: The Hill / Photo Credit: Google