President Trump’s troubles are deepening, according to several recent opinion polls that show rising public support for impeachment.
Those polls include one released Wednesday from Fox News that sent shock waves through Washington. It indicated 51 percent of voters support impeaching Trump and removing him from office.
Trump pushed back at that poll vigorously on Thursday, as did his campaign. But the broader fear among Trump loyalists is that Republican elected officials will begin to follow the trends in public opinion — and peel away from the president.
It’s a legitimate worry, according to some moderate Republicans.
Dissenting voices have been heard within the GOP since details first emerged of Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump pressed him to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.