Presidency in Peril: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Trump's Impeachment Over Re-Election

Presidency in Peril: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Trump’s Impeachment Over Re-Election

Support for Donald’s Impeachment Remains Higher than that of his Presidency

Fresh off the news of his first legislative “win“, it appears that Americans have already seen enough of Donald Trump. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early this morning reads like a Christmas wishlist for potential 2020 Democratic candidates and their operatives. But those candidates may never get to see their dreams of defeating the president in the next presidential election come to fruition — the poll also shows that the same percentage of Americans favor Trump’s impeachment as approve of his job performance: 41%. More ominous for the president, however, is the fact that only 36% of citizens can see themselves pulling the lever for him again, should he seek reelection.

The math is rather clear. When respondents were asked:

Looking ahead to the next election for president, if Donald Trump runs for reelection as the Republican
candidate, will you definitely vote for Trump in that election, probably vote for Trump, probably vote for the
Democratic candidate, or definitely vote for the Democratic candidate? 

They answered:

Definitely vote for Trump ………………………………………………… 18
Probably vote for Trump …………………………………………………. 18
Probably vote for the Democratic candidate ……………………. 14
Definitely vote for the Democratic candidate ………………… 38
Depends (VOL)…………………………………………………………………. 4
Neither (VOL) ………………………………………………………………….. 3
Not sure …………………………………………………………………………. 5

As far as his Impeachment is concerned, even without the full knowledge of what Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller will find in his investigation into Russia’s influence on the presidential campaign, a sizeable group of citizens is willing to hold hearings.

Do you believe that Congress should hold impeachment hearings to remove Donald Trump from office or
not?

Yes, hold hearing………………………………………………………………….. 41
No, not hold hearings…………………………………………………………… 54
Not sure………………………………………………………………………………. 5

All of which is horrible news for the White House. Only two presidents in the history of the Republic have ever been impeached. Impeachment is clearly something the country has never taken lightly. But when a president finds himself with a populace more willing to constitutionally remove him from office prematurely than re-elect him for a second term, one can only wonder if his first major legislative victory will also be his last.

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Ed Hanratty is a Reverb Press contributor and freelance political journalist. A lifelong New Jerseyan, he prides himself on having just enough Garden State sarcasm and skepticism to keep his bleeding heart in check. Keep up with Ed’s work and random ramblings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links below…but not Snapchat — that’s where he’s decided to draw the social media line. (For Now)

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