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More Americans Want Trump Impeached Than Approve Of Him (Photo)

| by David Bonner

New polls indicate that more Americans want President Donald Trump to be impeached than approve of his performance.

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Aug. 2 found Trump's approval rating at 33 percent, his lowest rating yet.

"It's hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

"Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest red flags," he added. "The daily drip drip of missteps and firings and discord are generating a tidal wave of bad polling numbers."

The poll also revealed that 62 percent think Trump is not honest, 59 percent say he does not care about average Americans, and 63 percent think he does not share their values. In addition, 69 percent believe he should stop tweeting.

"Russiagate" also continues to hound the president's approval rating, with 58 percent believing that he "has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election."

But perhaps the most significant finding from the Quinnipiac poll is that Trump's numbers are down among white non-college voters.

Only 43 percent of non-college white Americans now say they approve of the president, compared to 50 percent who disapprove.

Another poll, conducted by USA Today/iMediaEthics, found Americans evenly split on whether or not Trump should be removed from office, reports the New York Daily News.  

Forty-two percent of those surveyed were in favor of impeachment, and the same percentage was opposed to impeachment.  

The poll also revealed that 46 percent of participants, including one in 10 Republicans, said Trump isn't likely to fulfill his entire first term in office.

"These results suggest that Trump is probably the most beleaguered first-term president in the country's history, and certainly in modern history," observed iMediaEthics Polling Director David Moore.

However, some leading Democrats have argued against being in such a hurry to impeach.

"No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office," said Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, reports The Times.

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont concurred: "What needs to happen is that we have got to go forward with an absolutely bipartisan investigation. The public must understand this is not a Democratic issue."

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