Most Americans have ‘little to no trust’ in the impeachment inquiries against President Trump, and think that the best way to remove him from office would be to let the voters decide at the ballot box next November, according to a Monmouth University Poll published Tuesday.
According to the survey, 73% of those polled have little to no trust in how the House impeachment inquiry has been conducted to date, while 59% say it would “make more sense” to wait until next year’s election. The same poll found just 44% of Americans think that Trump should be impeached and removed from office.
“Even many who would like to impeach Trump seem to feel that beating him at the polls in 2020 is actually a better strategy for ousting him from office,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
What’s more, 71% of respondents think it’s unlikely the Senate would vote to remove Trump – which, as Nancy Pelosi warned, would simply empower Republicans after Democrats can’t tank Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate whether former VP Joe Biden and his son Hunter engaged in a quid-pro-quo to personally enrich themselves.
That said, just over half of Americans think its a good idea for the House to conduct the inquiries, even if many of those people have ‘little to no trust’ in it!
Those who approve of the job Trump is doing rose to 42% from 41% in September, while 51% disapprove, down from 53% in September.
Of those who approve, 62% can’t think of anything he could do that would cause them to stop supporting him.
Methodology: The Monmouth University Poll was sponsored and conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 with a national random sample of 908 adults age 18 and older. The margin of error for the total sample is ± 3.3.