Fox News poll: More than half of U.S. voters support impeachment

More than half of U.S. voters want President Donald Trump impeached and removed from office, according to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday.

The poll marks the fourth in two days that showed public opinion is shifting on the impeachment inquiry. A formal impeachment inquiry, launched by the House last month, centers on Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after a whistleblower filed a complaint about the call. A transcript of the conversation released by the White House shows Trump repeatedly pushed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden in Ukraine.

The Fox News poll found 51% of registered voters want Trump impeached and removed from office and another 4% want the President impeached but not removed from office. Forty percent of respondents were opposed to impeachment altogether.

The poll also showed an increase in support for impeachment across a number of demographics compared with July. Support for impeachment was up 11 points among Democrats, 5 points among Republicans and 3 points among independents.

Impeachment support was up 5 points among evangelical Christians and 8 points among white men without college degrees — two constituencies key to Trump’s 2016 election.

The figures come the same day the President claimed in a tweet that “only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong.”

Trump did not say to what poll he is referring, but most reputable surveys — including Fox News’ on Wednesday — are well above that mark. A Washington Post poll Tuesday found that 25% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents support an impeachment inquiry. That poll also says that a majority of Americans say they endorse the decision by House Democrats to begin an impeachment inquiry of Trump.

In an effort to stave off the fast-moving inquiry, the White House earlier this week sent a letter to congressional Democrats to say the President and his administration won’t cooperate, arguing the proceedings amount to an illegitimate effort to overturn the 2016 election results.

The Fox News Poll was conducted by both landlines and cellphones from October 6 to 8 with 1,003 randomly chosen registered voters in the United States. The poll has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points for all registered voters.

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7 comments

  • On It

    They poll until they get the desired results. There is no, zero, zip, nada positive Trump press. Paul Ryan. Lachlan Murdoch. They don’t care about the truth, they are trying to forge the outcome.

    • We the people

      I think whoever post these fake news stories on fox17 should be fired, it’s all a lie cuz if it was true then why does PRESIDENT TRUMP draw so many people to see him? Like thousands of people more then any demacrouts can do.

  • Ej

    When FNC has been transformed into another MSM propaganda outlet what do people expect ? They poll internally and if you look at any article on their website you can see how they reach this conclusion. Don’t forget they had killary winning by landslide in 2016, plus the fact the Murdick family donates to Pete bootinthebutt it’s not surprising and FNCs transformation has been pretty obvious over the last 4yrs.

  • steve

    About the only news source that I think I can trust these days is C-Span. FOX started to lose me when they hired Donna Brazile to complement Juan Williams and now they’ve decided to cut ties with Trey Gowdy because of his becoming part of Trump’s legal advisors.

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