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GOP Support for Impeaching Trump Has Actually Dropped – Despite All the Bombshells and Proof of Illegal Acts

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A just-released Gallup poll reveals support from Republican voters for impeaching President Donald Trump – which was astonishingly low already, has actually dropped, while support for impeachment among Democrats and independents has strongly increased.

89% of Democrats support impeaching President Trump, up eight points since June. The majority of independents (55%) now support impeachment, up nine points over that 4-month period.

Just 6% of Republicans support impeaching the president, down one point from June.

Overall, 52% of Americans support impeaching President Trump, up seven points in four months.

President Trump has admitted to committing a crime – on national television – and said he would do it again. He engaged in an extortion scheme by withholding congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine in exchange for political dirt on his top Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. His personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is under criminal investigation after off-the-books freelance secret shadow government globetrotting diplomacy to further his and the president’s personal agendas, and Trump has obstructed justice and interfered in congressional investigations, all of which are impeachable offenses sufficient for removal from office.

And yet more than 9 out of 10 Republicans want to see him stay in office.

 

 

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Obama and Trump Tie as Most Admired Man in 2019

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According to a new Gallup poll released Dec. 30, Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied as the most admired man in 2019. While it’s the 12th time for Obama to receive the honor, it’s Trump’s first – marking a surreal end to a year of chaos for the current president. Make that three years of chaos.

The 2019 polarizing results are based on data collected between Dec. 2-15 .

The open-ended Gallup poll has been running every year since 1948. Americans are prompted to name their most admired male or female “living anywhere in the world they admire most.”

According to Gallup, “relatively few Democrats choose Trump and relatively few Republicans pick Obama, while independents’ choices are divided about equally between the two men.”

The remaining male figures mentioned in the poll included former President Jimmy Carter, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama, and Warren Buffett.

“The incumbent president has typically been Americans’ choice as the most admired man, having earned the distinction in 58 of the 72 prior Gallup polls,” Gallup author Jeffrey M. Jones wrote.

Also noteworthy: Former First Lady Michelle Obama was deemed the most admired woman for the second year in a row. She was the only woman mentioned to receive results in the double digits. Melania Trump was second in line in this year’s poll.

She is the sixth former first lady to win. Others have included Eleanor Roosevelt (1948-1950, 1952-1961), Jacqueline Kennedy (1963-1966), Mamie Eisenhower (1969-1970), Betty Ford (1978), and Hillary Clinton (2002-2017).

Additional women on the list included Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Greta Thunberg, Queen Elizabeth II, Nancy Pelosi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

View complete question responses and trends.

Survey methods: Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 2-15, 2019, with a random sample of 1,025 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.

Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 70% cellphone respondents and 30% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.

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