Public opinion on impeaching President Trump is shifting in House Democrats’ favor as new polls show nearly half of the country supports their impeachment inquiry.
A recent NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, for example, saw a 10-point jump in support for impeachment from April, ticking up to 49% of respondents approving with 46% disapproving. Meanwhile, a Politico -Morning Consult survey registered 36% support for impeachment, a 7-point surge in the weeks since details about Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president were revealed.
The latest Hill-Harris X survey observed a 12-point rise in favor of impeachment, ticking up to 47% who back impeachment versus 42% who don’t. Additionally, a Harvard CAPS-Harris survey released this week found the American public split 50-50 on the issue.
“The poll shows that the public has serious concern over the Trump actions,” Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, said. “These are generally higher numbers than during the Mueller investigation and most consider his actions inappropriate, even if not impeachable.