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Poll Shows Majority Support Impeachment If Trump's Indicted

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A new poll reveals many Americans would urge Congress to pursue impeachment should Robert Mueller's investigation find President Donald Trump acted illegally.

The results, which include internal polling data from the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and was released by left-leaning group Stand Up America, found that 65 percent of the 1,001 registered voters surveyed would support Trump's impeachment, reports McClatchy.

However, that's only the case if Trump was found to be personally involved in colluding with Russia.

Support for impeachment dropped to 58 percent if an associate of Trump's was found to have acted unlawfully.

"The survey suggests voters would also turn strongly against the President if the investigation produces evidence of illegal actions by Trump or his team, with little variability depending on the details of the crimes," the Stand Up America memo states.

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Congressional members who opposed impeachment efforts in such a scenario would also suffer. If evidence were to cause Trump to be indicted, 64 percent of respondents would be less likely to support an incumbent who attacked the investigation.

The figure includes 58 percent of Republicans who believe members of Congress shouldn't interfere with warranted impeachment hearings.

"Despite attacks by President Trump and his allies on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation he is leading, a new survey shows the public believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election, is concerned about it, and is prepared to support Trump's impeachment if the investigation produces evidence of illegality," wrote Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the Democratic polling firm.

While many Americans may support the idea of impeachment if warranted, at the moment it appears some still support the president.

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Another poll from the The Telegraph in the UK indicates President Trump's approval ratings have seen an improvement.

The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, reveals Trump's approval rating has increased to 41.5 percent. He has not seen such high ratings since he fired former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, sparking debate as to why.

Some argue the Republican-backed tax bill may be why polls reflect favorably on the president, while others go so far as to argue Trump's tweeting habits may have played a role.

"I suspect something else is happening, too, that has gone virtually unnoticed," argues Henry Olsen for the City-Journal. "Trump has mostly stopped his provocative tweets."

"A thorough review of Trump’s tweets during the period of his rise in approval shows a nearly complete absence of the vitriolic and personal attacks that frequently dominated 2017 news cycles," he adds, arguing instead his tweets have been more "more focused on legislative debates" than before.

Sources: McClatchy, The Telegraph, City-Journal / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: via Wikimedia CommonsThe White House via Wikimedia Commons

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