Poll: Support For Impeaching Trump Rising

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Support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump is on the rise, according to the latest national poll from Public Policy Polling.

A plurality of voters, 49 percent, said they backed the idea of impeaching Trump, compared to 41 percent who were opposed, PPP reported.

The survey, conducted between Oct. 27 and 29 among 572 registered voters, was the sixth monthly poll to find a plurality in favor of impeaching Trump.

The PPP survey also saw Trump's approval rating decline to 38 percent, with 56 percent of respondents disapproving of his performance. The previous poll returned scores of 42 percent and 53 percent, respectively.

"Basically everything we poll on a monthly basis is at a record low point for Trump right now," stated Dean Debnam, PPP's president. "His approval rating, the number of voters who want to impeach him, his position against Democrats for 2020, and his hold over the Republican Party have never been weaker than we found in this month's national survey."

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Thirty-seven percent of respondents felt Trump is honest, compared to 56 percent who think he is not. And 52 percent labeled Trump a liar, while 41 percent did not accept this description.

The president is also trailing a number of Democrats in hypothetical matchups for 2020. These include former Vice President Joe Biden, who enjoyed a 56 percent to 38 percent lead over Trump, and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who secured 53 percent compared to Trump's 38 percent.

The PPP survey is not the only indication that support for Trump's removal is growing.Tom Steyer, a billionaire and Democratic donor, launched a petition calling for Trump's impeachment and has collected the signatures of over 1.1 million people.

Steyer announced Oct. 20 he would invest $10 million in the initiative. He described Trump as an "immediate danger to the health and safety of America."

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"Wacky [and] totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections," Trump wrote on Twitter Oct. 27, Newsweek reported.

Following the announcement of the first indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into alleged Russian interference into the 2016 election, there is also discussion about what should be done if Trump blocks the inquiry.

"If Donald Trump fires Robert Mueller, he should be impeached. Period," wrote former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Twitter, according to The Hill.

Bharara stated Oct. 30 that he thinks more charges are to come in Mueller's investigation. He added that Mueller would take account of Trump's reaction to the initial indictments when determining how to proceed.

Sources: Public Policy Polling, Newsweek, The Hill / Featured Image: Michel Temer/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

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