The American people are growing tired of President Trump’s incompetence and support for his impeachment has reached a new high, according to a new poll released Thursday, NBC News reported.
Four in ten Americans now support the impeachment of President Donald Trump — a ten point jump in the last six months — according to a new poll, done by the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey, conducted Aug. 2- 8, before the violent rally in Charlottesville and Trump’s controversial remarks about it this week, shows a 10-point jump from the same results in February.
The results also found that 56 percent of people have unfavorable ratings for the president, compared to 38 percent favorable reviews.
The main growth in supporting impeachment comes from Democrats and Independents, who jumped to supporting impeachment at 72 percent and 38 percent, respectively.
There is also a gender divide on impeachment views, with 60 percent of men supporting Trump impeachment compared to 45 percent of women, according to the poll.
Since February, the share of Democrats saying they support impeachment jumped from 58 percent to 72 percent, while the share of independents advocating for Trump’s removal from office increased from 27 percent to 38 percent, the survey shows.
Several Democratic lawmakers have called for Trump’s impeachment including Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) on Tuesday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has suggested for months that Trump is unfit to serve as commander in chief. And earlier in the summer, Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Al Green (D-Texas) introduced articles of impeachment against the president.