Half of Americans now want to Impeach the Current Administration


mentalfloss
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Americans Now Evenly Divided on Impeaching Trump

PPP's new national poll finds that Donald Trump's popularity as President has declined precipitously just over the last two weeks. On our first poll of his Presidency voters were evenly divided on Trump, with 44% approving of him and 44% also disapproving. Now his approval rating is 43%, while his disapproval has gone all the way up to 53%. If voters could choose they'd rather have both Barack Obama (52/44) or Hillary Clinton (49/45) instead of Trump.

Just three weeks into his administration, voters are already evenly divided on the issue of impeaching Trump with 46% in favor and 46% opposed. Support for impeaching Trump has crept up from 35% 2 weeks ago, to 40% last week, to its 46% standing this week. While Clinton voters initially only supported Trump's impeachment 65/14, after seeing him in office over the last few weeks that's gone up already to 83/6.

Here are the reasons things are going bad for Trump:

-Voters think he's over reaching to make a country safe...that they already consider to be safe. 66% of Americans consider the United States to be a safe country, to only 23% who consider it unsafe. Perhaps as an outgrowth of that sentiment only 45% of voters support Trump's Executive Order on immigration, to 49% who are opposed to it. Among those who do support it you have to wonder how well thought out their position is- by a 51/23 margin Trump voters say that the Bowling Green Massacre shows why Trump's immigration policy is needed.

By a 48/43 spread, voters do think that the intent of the Executive Order is to be a Muslim ban. And just 22% support a Muslim ban, to 65% who are opposed. The order has also increasingly raised issues about Trump's competence in voters' eyes- only 27% think the Executive Order was well executed, to 66% who think it was poorly executed. The spread on that question was 39/55 when we asked last week.

Another aspect of voters already feeling safe is that they don't want to pay for the wall with Mexico. Just 32% support a 20% tax on items imported to the United States from Mexico, to 55% who are opposed to that concept. And in general only 37% of voters want the wall if US taxpayers have to front the cost for it, to 56% who are against that.

-Voters are concerned by the implications of Trump's fight with the Judiciary. 53% of voters say they trust Judges more to make the right decisions for the United States, to only 38% who trust Trump more. And only 25% of voters think Trump should be able to overturn decisions by Judges that he disagrees with, to 64% who don't think he should be able to do that. Trump voters have evidently had enough of the Constitution and those pesky checks and balances though- 51% of them think he should personally be able to overturn decisions he doesn't agree with, to only 33% who dissent.

-Voters don't like the people Trump has surrounded himself with. Betsy DeVos may have been confirmed this week, but she made a horrible impression on the public. Only 27% of voters see her positively to 49% with a negative opinion of her. Clinton voters are almost unanimous in their distaste for her (5/83 favorability), while she doesn't generate nearly an equivalent amount of enthusiasm from Trump voters (53/12 favorability.) Other people close to Trump have come off poorly as well- Steve Bannon has a 22/45 favorability rating, Kellyanne Conway's is 34/47, and Sean Spicer's is 32/41.

-Voters continue to have a lot of basic transparency concerns when it comes to Trump. 62% think he needs to fully divest himself from his business interests, to only 27% who don't think it's necessary for him to do that. And 58% want him to release his tax returns, to just 31% who don't think he needs to. In fact by a 53/32 spread, voters would support a law requiring that candidates for President release 5 years of their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot.

-Voters are concerned that in the realm of foreign policy, Trump likes who they don't like and doesn't like who they do like. Trump has antagonized Australia, which Americans give a 76/5 favorability rating. Meanwhile he has been warm to Russia, which Americans give a 13/63 favorability rating. He's threatened to invade Mexico- a course that only 7% of voters support while 83% oppose it- while making nice comments about Vladimir Putin, who Americans give a 10/72 favorability to.
-Voters are concerned about Trump taking away Obamacare. 47% of voters now say they support the Affordable Care Act to only 39% who are opposed. It just keeps getting more popular. And only 32% think the best course of action to take on health care is repealing the ACA, while 65% would like Congress to keep it and just fix parts that need fixing.

-Voters are increasingly taking the media's side in his fights with them. The New York Times has repeatedly been a target of Trump's attacks, but voters say they think the Times had more credibility than them 52/37. Trump seems to be losing ground in that conflict- he was only down 51/42 a week ago. The Presidency has been so diminished over the last 3 weeks that voters even say Saturday Night Live has more credibility than Trump, 48/43.

Americans Now Evenly Divided on Impeaching Trump - Public Policy Polling (external - login to view)
 
Colpy
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Considering Mr. Trump has done nothing illegal, all this means is Democrats are incapable of accepting the results of the election, and are committed enemies of democracy.

That simple.

I'd be more impressed if 46% of the people were joining a move to amend the Constitution to kill the Electoral College and elect the President on popular vote alone......but that is not going to happen.
 
davesmom
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Polls are conducted on a very small percentage of the population. Polls can be manipulated to show whatever outcome the Pollsters are looking for.
Like protests, when 'Thousands of people took to the streets......" to look like the protest is massive. When actually 'thousand of people' are insignifigant compared to the population.
 
Cliffy
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Kathryn Henniss - The way I look at Trump (and Bannon, who I think is the more dangerous party) and his awful cabinet is that we can get all scared when we focus with extreme clarity on their INTENTIONS, which I think are pretty clearly in a fascistic direction.

But just when I get ready to slit my wrists about the second coming of Hitler to the US, I remind myself that these folks are way less CAPABLE than they'd like us to believe. They don't understand how our existing system of checks and balances works, they consistently underestimate the resilience and resolve of the American citizenry and it's commitment to pluralism, just as they overestimate their own ability to rob and deceive their way to their awful aims.

So sure, they WANT to do all those things we all fear. But CAN they pull it off? Nah.... not a chance!
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Considering Mr. Trump has done nothing illegal, all this means is Democrats are incapable of accepting the results of the election, and are committed enemies of democracy.

That simple.

You're just simple.


Obviously these aren't all democrat voters, and they can still accept an election while forming a credible opinion about impeachment based on what they know about Trump.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
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So, what about republicans who want Trump out as well?
 
Cannuck
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Only half?
 
Mokkajava
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Considering more than half didn't vote him in...this is no surprise and really is a non headline. Make a thread when it's 70-80%... then there will be something to talk about.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by SerryahView Post

So, what about republicans who want Trump out as well?

Were I living in the states, I'd probably be republican. I want him gone but impeachment is too messy.

Somebody should just say, "Look Don, only the nuttiest of nutjobs support you. Do you really want that as a legacy? Fake an illness and you can gracefully step aside".

I think Don would jump at the chance.
 
Danbones
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Trump would just point out your obvious dyslexicia, and would likely have a secret service guy skull top you with the subbie he is hiding behind his fake hands, and everyone could just move on

...remember that poll that said hitlary would win....
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by MokkajavaView Post

Considering more than half didn't vote him in...this is no surprise and really is a non headline. Make a thread when it's 70-80%... then there will be something to talk about.

Are you high?

Even 30% is unprecedented.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

...remember that poll that said hitlary would win....

No. Which one was that?
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Are you high?

Even 30% is unprecedented.

I thought that was "unpresidented".
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Are you high?

Even 30% is unprecedented.

It's all the democrats have been harping on since the moment CNN declared that Hilary had lost. One thing is clear. 46% of Americans have no friken idea what impeachment is or how it is accomplished and how hard it is to accomplish it even when congress has the will. And before your trademark stupid smartass remark, those are the 46% who are for impeachment.
 
Cannuck
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46%? That's unprecedented
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I find it a little disheartening that 46% of Americans surveyed failed junior-high school civics.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I find it a little disheartening that 46% of Americans surveyed failed junior-high school civics.

Don't worry.

The constitutional definition will be met.

It will just take a bit of loose interpretation but with many enemies, that will be an easy endeavour.


Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

I thought that was "unpresidented".

Boom.
 
mentalfloss
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Impeach Trump: Ohio Republican judge

I am a lifelong Republican. I voted for every Republican presidential candidate from 1968 to 2004. But I have watched what once was a sane, center-right party go off the rails, first to the extreme right, then to wherever Trump is, which is in another universe.

It’s tough, but we must end this dangerous presidency. Trump must be impeached and removed with all haste. But only Congress can initiate the process.

Our congressman, Steve Chabot, has been busy defending Trump from the media, which is simply reporting Trump’s machinations. It’s time for him to man up and start drafting the articles of impeachment. As I remember, he did it for Clinton for far less than Trump has already done.

After the election, many hoped that Trump would “grow up” into the job — that he couldn’t possibly be as bad as some thought. Well, it’s gone the other way. The bully has become a more entitled bully. Anyone disagreeing is attacked. Policy is announced in illiterate tweets.

Impeach Trump: Ohio Republican judge (external - login to view)
 
gopher
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Impeach Trump!
 
mentalfloss
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It's okay.

America is so safe now, it no longer needs National Security.
 
Kreskin
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Someone please tell Trump that he made America great again, so that now he can move on and get back to his real estate business.
 
Bar Sinister
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I'm expecting that there will be a book out in a few months entitled "My Ride in the Clown Car - The Collapse of the Trump Presidency." The Dumpster's regime is unraveling much more quickly than even I thought it would.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

I'm expecting that there will be a book out in a few months entitled "My Ride in the Clown Car - The Collapse of the Trump Presidency." The Dumpster's regime is unraveling much more quickly than even I thought it would.

The damage being done to American democracy is irrepairable. The voting process is now seriuosly questionable, the free press, the unofficial opposition, is being attacked daily and half the population of America doesn't believe a word that they say. The President wants to gag the lot of them because the message is not "Trump positive". The President has also gone to war against his own security establishment, the result may be leaving dangerous holes in the flow of information during a time of heightened danger in the world. Trump's insular "America first" vision has the US possibly withdrawing from the very treaties and relationships that made her a global superpower.

Can America heal herself afterward or does the decline continue as an old, spent power retires herself from global leadership?
 
DaSleeper
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mentalfloss
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No, the thread is showing the opinion of the judiciary.

Your memes are trolls.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Your memes are trolls.

The trumpites are in full retreat. They've given up all attempts at defending Trump's actions. Now it's just sling mud at his detractors.

My Trumpite buddy on Facebook that unfriended me did so because for the last month+ he's been saying Republicans will do whatever Trump says because they know who's boss. His embarassment is causing him to get all sniffly (not unlike the Trumpites here)
 
Locutus
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Some things you just need to accept your leftist friends are already gone. No, I don't mean the Rapture or dead. I mean mentally. Gone. Vacant stares. They are out-of-their-minds lost already, as if they were getting ready to castrate themselves to catch a ride on the Hale-Bopp comet. They shout low-information clichés like "impeach" and "treason." They are the smelly trolls on social media and dumb as doorstops.

They don't even realize how insanely difficult it is to prove treason. The bar is so high that it is nearly impossible. But the left are worse drama queens than barstool drunks drooling into their bloody Marys.

And impeachment? Big deal. You're not going to get the two-thirds majority required from the Senate. Not gonna happen. Don't let that stop the left's precious fantasy, however.

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pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Some things you just need to accept your leftist friends are already gone. No, I don't mean the Rapture or dead. I mean mentally. Gone. Vacant stares. They are out-of-their-minds lost already, as if they were getting ready to castrate themselves to catch a ride on the Hale-Bopp comet. They shout low-information clichés like "impeach" and "treason." They are the smelly trolls on social media and dumb as doorstops.

They don't even realize how insanely difficult it is to prove treason. The bar is so high that it is nearly impossible. But the left are worse drama queens than barstool drunks drooling into their bloody Marys.

And impeachment? Big deal. You're not going to get the two-thirds majority required from the Senate. Not gonna happen. Don't let that stop the left's precious fantasy, however.

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And of course the consequences of their actions are not even considered , as the dems in the house and senate are finding out to there horror on a daily basis during the confirmation hearings . Job well done Harry Reid .
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Impeach Trump: Ohio Republican judge

I am a lifelong Republican. I voted for every Republican presidential candidate from 1968 to 2004. But I have watched what once was a sane, center-right party go off the rails, first to the extreme right, then to wherever Trump is, which is in another universe.

It’s tough, but we must end this dangerous presidency. Trump must be impeached and removed with all haste. But only Congress can initiate the process.

Our congressman, Steve Chabot, has been busy defending Trump from the media, which is simply reporting Trump’s machinations. It’s time for him to man up and start drafting the articles of impeachment. As I remember, he did it for Clinton for far less than Trump has already done.

After the election, many hoped that Trump would “grow up” into the job — that he couldn’t possibly be as bad as some thought. Well, it’s gone the other way. The bully has become a more entitled bully. Anyone disagreeing is attacked. Policy is announced in illiterate tweets.

Impeach Trump: Ohio Republican judge (external - login to view)

I hope they do impeach Trump.....but you guys need to realize that gets you Mike Pence as President.

Oh, and you should probably wait until there is some evidence Trump has done something illegal..........not before.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

I hope they do impeach Trump.....but you guys need to realize that gets you Mike Pence as President.

Oh, and you should probably wait until there is some evidence Trump has done something illegal..........not before.

Trump being elected is enough . He will be shot or impeached , hmmmn seems I was hearing the same thing eight long years ago . Remember America will never stand for a black man in the WHITEhouse , he won't last the term . Funny but that man got re-elected . Boy four years can't come fast enough .
 

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