The latest ScottRasmussen.com poll found that 48% of voters nationwide now believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office.
That’s up two points from a week ago and up four points from two weeks ago. It is the highest level of support for impeachment measured in our weekly series of 2019 impeachment updates. Prior to these past two weeks, support for impeachment had remained steady all year, generally between 41% and 45% (see topline trends).
Just 39% currently oppose impeachment and 13% remain undecided.
The increased support for impeachment has come primarily from Democrats. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans remain opposed while 83% of Democrats favor removal of President Trump. Among Independent voters, 40% favor impeachment and 39% are opposed (see crosstab results).
Additionally, 34% of all voters now believe it is at least somewhat likely the president will be impeached and removed from office. That’s up 15 percentage points since early September. Still, just 12% consider it Very Likely.
On a partisan basis, 51% of Democrats now think it’s at least somewhat likely the president will be removed from office. Just 27% of Independents and 20% of Republicans agree.
In fact, 21% of Democrats now believe the removal of the president is Very Likely. Just 7% of Independents and 6% of Republicans agree.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters now believe the president is guilty of treason, a total that includes 69% of Democrats. Twelve percent (12%) of Republicans agree, along with 32% of Independent voters.
Data released recently shows that 43% of voters believe the president behaved inappropriately during his conversation with the Ukrainian president.
Despite the increased support for impeachment, the president’s job approval ratings (updated daily) have remained stable. For more than eight months, our daily releases have shown his rating within two points of 46% every single day. The Democrat’s advantage on the Generic Congressional Ballot has remained steady as well. Additionally, the number who believe it’s likely that the president will be re-elected has grown throughout the year.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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