Nearly half of U.S. voters believe that President Donald Trump should be impeached, according to a poll published late Tuesday.
Democratic-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling revealed that 48 percent of voters think the president should be impeached. Forty-one percent of voters said they opposed a potential impeachment.
Trump only earned a 40 percent approval rating in the poll, and a 54 percent disapproval rating, according to the report. Only 43 percent of respondents felt that Trump would complete his first four-year term.
Statistics site 538 found that House Republicans are unlikely to support any impeachment effort based on a historical analysis of three scandals — the Watergate break-in, the Iran-Contra affair, as well as the Monica Lewinsky scandal. In each case members of the president’s political party stood together with the president throughout the worst scandals in recent political history.
A report Tuesday alleged President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, causing Republican Sen. John McCain to compare the ongoing Trump-Russia scandal to President Nixon’s Watergate scandal.
“I think we’ve seen this movie before,” McCain said during a dinner Tuesday evening. “I think it’s reaching a point where it’s of Watergate-size and scale, and a couple of other scandals that you and I have seen. It’s a centipede that the shoe continues to drop.”
PPP surveyed 692 registered voters nationwide in a poll that ran from May 12 through May 14. The poll included a margin of error of 3.7 percent in either direction.
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