A new poll has bad news for President Donald Trump as his impeachment trial prepares to move to the U.S. Senate in the new year.
According to the MSN daily tracking poll, support for impeaching Trump has now reached an all-time high of 55 percent, which is five points higher than support for removing Richard Nixon from office when he resigned rather than face being impeached.
Mediaite notes that the MSN poll has repeatedly recorded higher support for impeaching Trump since the Ukraine scandal broke in mid-September:
The MSN poll has, however, shown consistently higher support for impeachment than other polls, possibly due to the “likely voter” sample, as opposed to the more commonly used “registered voter” or “all adults” samples. But the trend in this poll is unmistakable.
For comparison, the RealClearPolitics poll of polls shows that 47.2 percent of those surveyed said they agree with impeachment. At the same time, MSN had the number at 48 percent, but it has now risen an additional seven points in less than a week.
As of Christmas day, 55 percent of those polled said they support not only impeaching Trump, but also removing him from office, with only 40 percent saying they are opposed to impeachment on the two articles passed by the House of Representatives. Those articles charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but there are rumblings that more articles may be on the way when Congress returns from its holiday recess in early January.
Impeachment has clearly been on the president’s mind as he stays at Mar-a-Lago for the holiday break. On Thursday morning he sent out this tweet:
Despite all of the great success that our Country has had over the last 3 years, it makes it much more difficult to deal with foreign leaders (and others) when I am having to constantly defend myself against the Do Nothing Democrats & their bogus Impeachment Scam. Bad for USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2019
If Trump wasn’t already worried (and his tweets prove he is), this new poll should give him more sleepless nights and indigestion as he wolfs down Big Macs and fried chicken.
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