A Fox News poll just found that more than half of American voters want Trump impeached and removed from office


U.S. President Donald Trump responds to questions about the U.S. House impeachment investigation during a formal signing ceremony for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at the White House in Washington, October 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A majority of American voters want President Donald Trump to be impeached and removed from office, according to a new Fox News poll.
Fifty-one percent of those surveyed in the poll said they want Trump impeached and removed from office, and 4% said they want Trump to be impeached but not removed.
Meanwhile, 40% said they oppose impeachment altogether.
The results indicate a remarkable shift in public opinion over the last several months, as the president grapples with an escalating impeachment inquiry into whether he used his public office for private gain.
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A majority of American voters want President Donald Trump to be impeached and removed from office, according to a new poll from Fox News.

In a record high, 51% of those surveyed in the poll said they want the president impeached and removed from office, and 4% want Trump to be impeached but not removed. Meanwhile, 40% said they oppose impeachment all together.

The results indicate a remarkable shift in public opinion over the last several months, as the president continues grappling with an escalating congressional impeachment inquiry looking at whether he used his public office for private gain.

At the center of the investigation is a July 25 phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which he repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son for corruption. Biden is one of the 2020 Democratic frontrunners and Trump’s chief political rival.

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The details of that call were outlined in an explosive whistleblower complaint a US intelligence official filed against the president in August. The official alleged in the complaint that Trump abused his power by soliciting foreign interference by the Ukrainian government in the upcoming election.

Congress released the complaint to the public last month after a fierce tug-of-war with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence over obtaining the document.

Trump and his allies have sought to paint the complaint as false and misleading, but much of it is corroborated by the White House’s summary of the call, which Trump himself released last month. The acting director of national intelligence also testified to Congress that the memo is “in alignment” with the complaint.

The rising public support for Trump’s impeachment was also reflected …read more


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