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Tue Oct 31, 2017, 10:49 AM

Support For Impeachment At Record High

Source: Public Policy Polling

PPP’s newest national poll finds a record level of support for impeaching Donald Trump. 49% of voters support impeaching him, to 41% who are opposed to doing so. This marks the 6th month in a row we’ve found a plurality of voters in favor of impeaching Trump, and it’s the closest we’ve found to a majority.

Trump’s approval rating has declined by a net 7 points in the last month. In September we found him at a -11 spread with 42% of voters approving of him to 53% who disapproved. Now he’s at -18 with 38% of voters approving of him to 56% who disapprove.

Trump claimed last week that he had accomplished more in 9 months than any President in American History, but only 25% of voters believe that claim to 66% who do not, although it’s a notable measure of the ‘Trump cult’ that 55% of those who voted for him do believe he’s the most accomplished to 32% who disagree. Voters actually put his first 9 months in a very different historical context- 49% already say they think he’s the worst President in American History, to 43% who dispute that notion. By a 54/40 margin voters wish Barack Obama was still President instead of Trump, and by a 48/42 spread they wish Hillary Clinton was in the White House rather than Trump.

Trump fares poorly on a number of metrics we tested in the poll. Only 37% of voters think he’s honest, to 56% who say he’s not. In fact a 52% majority come right out and say they think Trump is a liar, to 41% who disagree with that characterization. There are continued transparency concerns, with 60% of voters thinking he needs to release his tax returns to just 32% who don’t think it’s necessary for him to. And only 31% of voters think Trump has delivered on the core promise of his campaign to ‘Make America Great Again,’ to 60% who say he’s failed on that front.

Read more: https://www.publicpolicypolling.com/polls/support-impeachment-record-high/

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Jose Garcia Oct 2017 OP
rainin Oct 2017 #1
AJT Oct 2017 #2
bluestarone Oct 2017 #3
Wednesdays Oct 2017 #8
bluestarone Oct 2017 #13
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #9
Oneironaut Oct 2017 #20
Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 #4
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #10
Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 #12
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #19
DownriverDem Oct 2017 #5
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #11
Sunlei Oct 2017 #24
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #25
StevieM Oct 2017 #6
Liberalagogo Oct 2017 #7
Randomthought Oct 2017 #14
BumRushDaShow Oct 2017 #15
saidsimplesimon Oct 2017 #16
coolsandy Oct 2017 #17
NoMoreRepugs Oct 2017 #18
Sunlei Oct 2017 #21
NoMoreRepugs Oct 2017 #22
Sunlei Oct 2017 #23

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 10:53 AM

1. Perhaps we should be organizing

calls to our representatives demanding impeachment.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:22 AM

2. 1/3 of this country believe 45 is honest....even after all of the

easily provable lies, they consider him an honest person. Let that sink in.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:25 AM

3. yep

truly fucking amazing

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:54 AM

8. Not surprising to me at all

Just tune in to Fox News and nothing else (like these people do), and you'll see why.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:18 PM

13. thanks but no thanks i

absolutely HATE that channel (BUT hear you and fully agree)

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:56 AM

9. Nothing will change them - even after he's impeached

It was the same for Nixon. Even after Nixon resigned in disgrace, probably 25-30% of those polled thought he was a good president. It's the phony way they do the polls, they're always getting ridiculous numbers.

It's people who think they'll lose their welfare or social security checks if they say anything bad about him. We don't have to worry about those people - at all.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 02:09 PM

20. Thats the same group that refused to admit Iraq was a disaster.

They’re illogically stubborn and proud of it. Trying to explain common sense to them only drives them further into the mental bunker.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:26 AM

4. The people are going to have to take the lead on this

After watching Steyer's commercial again this morning and seeing this poll it just seems to me that it's going to take average (and billionaires like Steyer) people to push our "leaders" into doing what they should be doing.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:00 PM

10. I believe you're right about this

It looks like the House and Senate Democrats have no plans to start anything right now.
But it's early yet, things will change pretty soon.

If everyone signs the Impeachment petition, it will get them off their asses.
I'm sure that at least some of the Republican incumbents will go along with it.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:17 PM

12. I think you are right about "some" repubs

How many, of course, will be the key eventually. Scary to have our democracy in the hands of spineless and/or amoral pawns of the corporatocracy.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:50 PM

19. I hear ya, very scary indeed

If you're old enough to remember Nixon/Vietnam/Watergate it brings back some bad memories.
We never thought we'd ever see a time like that again.

Boy were we wrong.



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:35 AM

5. Not Yet

We need Mueller to get pence too. We really do not want a radical religious RWNJ repub like pence to be president. In fact the evangelicals were promised pence as president if they voted for trump. How many of the 49% who want trump impeached are evangelicals wanting pence? I abhor them both, but trump hurts the repubs. pence does not hurt the repubs.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:04 PM

11. Pence is dirty too

Downriver did you see this post yesterday:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=9773455

Apparently Pence is under investigation, and they already have stuff on him. He'll go down too, but maybe they're focusing on Trump for now. Nothing to worry about here.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 10:08 PM

24. what do they have on Mr."I know nothing" Pence? other then him at trumps liar side the past 9 months

? That's actually good news, more good news of this fine Halloween 2017

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:44 PM

25. Pence is very tight with Manafort and Koch Brothers

It appears he's beholden to the Koch Brothers in the same way that Trump is beholden to Putin. But I haven't read all these articles so I don't know the particulars.

Also there are accounts of how Manafort (still campaign manager at that point) tricked Trump into selecting Pence as his running mate instead of Chris Christie. So why would Manafort would do that, since he was taking orders from the Russian bosses? At that point - June 2016 - Manafort & Pence were thick as thieves and probably worked more closely together than Trump and Pence ever did.

The OP has lots of links to follow on Pence. I'm running out of steam so I'm going to read the rest of these links tomorrow.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:39 AM

6. This poll was taken from October 27-29. The indictments and guilty plea were announced on the 30th.

Yesterday was October 30. In other words, the poll was taken entirely before yesterday's events took place.

Voters were asked whether Donald Trump should resign if it comes out that members of his campaign team worked with Russia. 54 percent said yes, 37 percent said no.

The poll asked whether the voters believed that this actually happened. Only 41 percent said yes. 43 percent said no. We now have a guilty plea that confirms that this did indeed happen.

Trump's numbers have fallen in the most recent Gallup tracking poll to 33/62. Yesterday's events may not lower them further, but what they might do is lock them in at those lower levels and prevent a recovery.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:46 AM

7. Not high enough

 

n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:25 PM

14. 49% for 41% against

The other 10% will probably hold our coats while we have at it.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:27 PM

15. "Only 37% of voters think he's honest"

I don't even know why the hell it's even that high.

And this one -

And only 31% of voters think Trump has delivered on the core promise of his campaign to ‘Make America Great Again,’


And THOSE are the deplorables who heard the "MAGA" dogwhistle and knew it really meant "MAWA" ("Make America White Again" ), which is what happened with the election of the current occupant of the Oval Office.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:26 PM

16. Jose, on the cusp

I am waiting for Mueller to unload all the cannons first.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:40 PM

17. It will only get higher. We will be in the streets by Christmas. Tax cuts and tax reform must be

 

defeated right now.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:46 PM

18. It's embarrassing how stewpid so many Merican's are

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 02:22 PM

21. sad, about 8% can't read well or at all- so TV propaganda is about all they have to base vote on.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 09:03 PM

22. I'll give those people a pass...its the rest of the base

I simply can't believe.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 10:04 PM

23. Sometimes its easiest to turn them off, I never watch fox, or get news feed from facebook- & twitter

has been off for about 7 months now. I pay attention to what elected Republicans are trying to do that does effect "my world", mainly they're trying to fuck-up my insurance right now.

Open enrollment is November 1st to December 15th (Republicans cut 2 weeks off open enrollment) So tomorrow or in a couple of days, we'll see how bad the health care.gov is messed up by Republicans. And how much more I have to pay for insurance because of Republicans.

Another crazy thing Republicans do right now is ruin OUR Public Lands, and our parks and our environment. We're part of that environment- we need healthy land, air and water to survive on Earth. Plus the Republicans who colluded with a foreign government to attack Americas democracy- all those people are traitors and need to be purged from our government.

Other then that I don't give a shit about 'angry white men' trump fans and fans of trump 'internet warriors' .

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