More Americans now support impeaching Donald Trump than are opposed

Doubts about whether president can last four years after week of chaos

 

After a chaotic week in the West Wing, a new national poll shows that more Americans support impeaching Donald Trump than not.

Nearly half (48 per cent) of respondents said they would support impeachment, while 41 per cent were opposed. Additionally, 45 per cent believe that Trump will not serve a full term in the White House, compared to 43 per cent who think he will reach 2020.

Even by Trump’s own low standards, his presidency has gone haywire over the last week, with the firing of FBI director James Comey, the revelation that Trump asked the FBI to drop an investigation into one of his former advisers and the president’s own admission that he shared classified Israeli intelligence with Russian officials.

A clear majority (54 per cent) now disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while just 40 per cent approve. And 49 per cent say they wish Hillary Clinton were president today, compared to just 41 per cent who are still behind Trump’s presidency.

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