The idea of impeaching President Trump is not nearly as popular as Democrats have hoped. In fact, a new poll finds that a majority of Americans are against the idea.
The Hill reports:
Poll: Majority of Americans says Trump should not be impeached
A majority of respondents said they believe that President Trump should not be impeached, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday.
The poll found that 59 percent of voters surveyed said Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while 35 percent said Congress should do so. The remaining 6 percent of Americans said they don’t know if Trump should be impeached, according to the poll.
The poll also showed that voters are split along partisan lines on whether Trump deserves to be impeached. Two-thirds of Democratic respondents said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, compared to just 6 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of independents.
Younger voters were more likely to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, with the poll finding support on that issue from 42 percent of respondents between ages 18 and 34.
Meanwhile, the best and brightest in the Democrat party want to keep pushing.
FOX News reports:
Maxine Waters says for Trump ‘impeachment is the only answer’
California Democrat Maxine Waters attacked President Trump and said “impeachment is the only answer” on Monday, citing the allegations of obstruction of justice.
Waters, who became one of the leading advocates for Trump’s impeachment – even as her own party remains cautious to embrace such position– has gone to Twitter to announce her latest call for impeachment in the wake of House Democrats’ move to launch an expansive probe into the president.
“Obstruction of justice reality show: Firing Comey, sending coded messages to Manafort & others that he has the power to pardon; lying abt Trump Tower meeting; threatening Cohen’s in-laws; attempting to destroy Mueller,” Waters wrote in a tweet.
“What more do we need to know? Impeachment is the only answer,” she added.
The call for impeachment comes less than a week after she accused the Trump Foundation, President Trump’s nonprofit organization, of being a front for tax evasion and other illicit transactions and demanded a full investigation.
Will Democrats listen to the majority of the American people or Maxine Waters?
We’ll know soon enough.