Polls Show Growing Support for Trump’s Impeachment as Details of Whistleblower Complaint were Made Public
September 29, 2019 | Security and Protection | No Comments
A week after a transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine President Zelensky and of the suppressed whistleblower complaint were made public, support for impeachment proceedings have increased. Surveys conducted by various pollsters indicate that more Americans are now supporting the impeachment inquiry launched by the House of Representatives.
Poll Comparisons that Show Rising Trend in Impeachment Support
The rise in numbers was tracked through comparisons of completed polls starting after the release of the Mueller Report in April 2019, to after Mueller’s testimony (July 24, 2019), and finally after news of the Ukraine call came out (September 20, 2019).
The comparisons strongly indicate that forthcoming polls after the Ukraine call and whistleblower complaint became public, will show further approval of the impeachment actions against Donald Trump.
YouGov/HuffPost polls after the Mueller Report showed 37% approval for impeachment. The percentage increased to 41% after Mueller testified in Congress. The latest result was from polls conducted after the Ukraine news, which showed impeachment approval rising to forty-seven percent (47%).
Morning Consult/Politico poll results showed a trend of 34%, to 37% to 43% following the same events.
Quinnipiac polling results for the same question went from 29%, to 32% to 37%
HarrisX/ScottRasmussen.com polls yielded results that trended from 42% to 43% to 44%
Number of Americans Who Disapprove of Trump’s Ukraine Actions Gives Support to Increased Approval for Impeachment
In a recently released poll conducted by YouGov/Economist, the results showed that 52 percent (52%) of Americans surveyed, found Trump’s request to President Zelensky inappropriate. Only twenty-two percent (22%) consider the request appropriate, while twenty-six percent (26%) expressed uncertainty of opinion regarding the issue.
Moreover, the same poll found that sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans surveyed are of the opinion that it is inappropriate for a president to withhold financial aid to a foreign country — if that country refuses to take action that will bring personal benefits to the president. Only fourteen percent (14%) said withholding financial aid for such reason is appropriate, while twenty-four percent (24%) were not sure if it is proper or not.