Support for Trump impeachment rises

Support for Trump impeachment rises

Support for Trump impeachment rises

Both Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama had 30 percent of voters supporting their impeachment six years into their presidencies. The firing of FBI Director James Comey, in particular, prompted allegations of potential obstruction of justice from Democrats and at the least, concerns over optics from Republicans in Congress. Forty five percent now say the president should continue with business as usual. The percentange of respondents who don't want to see Trump impeached dropped slightly from 46% to 45%.

The chances of an impeachment would also be significantly increased if Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in 2018's mid-term election.

Donald Trump's administration in the USA has been under heavy fire since the president fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey two weeks ago. For Donald Trump himself, these numbers are just "FAKE NEWS", but for the rest of America, they allow us to see how far the President's approval ratings have fallen since taking office and imposing various rules on the country. The towns calling for congressional action to remove the president from office include the MA municipalities of Amherst, Brookline, Cambridge, Leverett and Pelham, as well as the California municipalities of Alameda, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Richmond, Politico reports.

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While 43-48% is a very large percentage in favor of such action, there is still a larger number who do not feel impeachment is necessary.

US Constitution, Article II, Section 2 on pardon power of the president: 'The President shall.have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment'.

President Richard Nixon of Watergate infamy was deserving of impeachment, and I think could have been convicted by the Senate, but he resigned before that could happen. Former President Gerald Ford famously said that an impeachable offense "is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history". That said, there is consensus that these scandals aren't going anywhere. The signatures soared to more than 1 million after the Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green's called for impeachment proceedings from the House floor.

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The petition concludes: "Donald Trump needs to resign as President of the United States".

Support for impeachment rose despite Trump's overseas trip.

76 percent of Republicans don't want Trump impeached.

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