September 20, 2021

American public’s support for impeaching Trump rises to 45% amid Ukraine matter: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with sheriffs from across the country on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of Americans who believe President Donald Trump should be impeached rose by 8 percentage points over the past week as Democrats began an inquiry into allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine to smear his top Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

The Sept. 26-30 opinion poll found that 45% of adults believe Republican Trump “should be impeached,” compared with 37% in a similar poll that ran last week. Another 41% said that Trump should not be impeached and 15% said they “don’t know.”

Among Democrats, 74% said Trump should be impeached, up 8 points over the past week, while 13% of Republicans supported impeachment, up 3 points. It was unchanged among independents at 37%.

The poll also found that two out of three American adults, including nearly half of Republicans, said any elected official “should be removed” from office if they work with a foreign government to attack a political rival.

Reporting by Chris Kahn, Editing by Soyoung Kim and Grant McCool

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