Majority of American voters oppose impeaching Trump

Marco Green
September 14, 2018

The shift is particularly acute in the US Midwest, where Democrats have enjoyed a 13-point swing in their direction since July, according to the poll. That number has been only in the 50's since December 2018, including 57 percent who said Trump is intelligent earlier this summer.

Among independents the drop was sharper, from 47 percent approval last month to 31 percent now.

Voters appear convinced that the economy is strong, but a majority of voters either do not associate it with Trump, the Republican Party's leading figure, or disapprove of the president for other reasons. The increase comes nearly entirely among independents - 47% now say the President ought to be impeached, up from 38% in June - who have also soured on Trump's job performance generally. Woodward's book, which is viewed as particularly credible, recounted the stopping of a tweet that North Korea could have taken as a sign of an upcoming invasion or attack.

This, together with Trump choosing Brett Kavanaugh, an unpopular candidate, as Supreme Court nominee, might make it hard for the administration to project a confident image, which might be reflected in the November polls, Vox reported.

But the strong outlook has not lifted Trump. Only 38% of voters approve of the job he is doing versus 54% who disapprove according to the survey
But the strong outlook has not lifted Trump. Only 38% of voters approve of the job he is doing versus 54% who disapprove according to the survey

As for the president's overall approval rating, Quinnipiac puts it nationwide at 38 percent, while 84 percent of registered Republicans support the president.

Trump's average approval rating is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s, according to ABC News.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted between September 6 and 9, smack in the heart of the controversy surrounding The Times op-ed.

The CNN poll released Monday found Trump's approval had dropped to 36 percent from 42 percent in August, while a poll from Quinnipiac University found Trump's approval at 38 percent, down from 41 percent the month before.

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