Donald Trump Polls: 46 Percent of Americans Now Want to Impeach President

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Donald Trump stands during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on February 10, 2017. (Getty)

Three weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, almost half of Americans are already calling for impeachment.

That’s according to a new survey from the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling. In the poll, 46 percent of Americans said they think Donald Trump should be impeached, while another 46 percent said he shouldn’t be impeached. The percent of Americans who want to impeach President Trump is up from 35 percent two weeks ago and 40 percent last week. In today’s poll, among those who said they voted for Donald Trump, five percent said he should be impeached, and two percent aren’t sure whether he should be impeached.

President Trump’s disapproval rating in this poll is 53 percent, which is up from 44 percent shortly after Trump’s inauguration.

When it comes to President Trump’s recent executive order suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Americans are somewhat split, with 45 percent supporting it and 49 percent opposing it. However, most tend to agree that the order was not rolled out particularly well, as only 27 percent of voters said that the travel ban was well executed. This is down from 39 percent who said it was well executed last week. Also, 48 percent of those polled said that, contrary to what the Trump administration says, the executive order was intended to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

When it comes to the judiciary branch, 53 percent of voters said they trust judges more to make the right decisions for the United States, compared to 38 percent who said they trust President Trump more. This poll was conducted prior to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reaching their decision on Thursday not to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban.

Meanwhile, Gallup has found that Americans believe the country’s world standing is the worst it’s been in a decade. In a new Gallup poll, 57 percent of respondents said that the rest of the world views America unfavorably, while 42 percent said the world views America favorably. That 42 percent score is the lowest it has been since Gallup started asking this question in 2000. And although 67 percent of voters told Gallup in 2009 that world leaders respect President Barack Obama, just 29 percent of voters told Gallup they believe world leaders respect President Donald Trump.

Another Gallup poll found, rather unsurprisingly, that Republicans are now much more confident about the future of the United States than Democrats. In the new poll, 55 percent of Republicans said they’re satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., which is up from 22 percent last month. But just 13 percent of Democrats are satisfied with the way things are going, which is down from 27 percent before the inauguration.

Overall satisfaction with the way things are going in the United States is at 30 percent, though, which is up from 26 percent last month.


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