There’s a new Washington Post poll out today that says 58% of the country is in favor of the House’s impeachment inquiry of President Trump and that 49% want him removed from office:
It's now a clear majority: By a margin of 58% to 38%, Americans say the House was correct to undertake the impeachment inquiry against Trump.
49% say the House should take the step to impeach the president and call for his removal from office. https://t.co/31dKQvdbnt
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 8, 2019
Now, here’s where it gets crazy. According to the poll, 18% of *Republicans* want the president removed from office as well:
in new WashPost poll, 28% of Republicans, and 58% of all Americans, favor House impeachment inquiry
18% of Republicans, and 49% overall, favor Trump’s impeachment and removal
danger to Trump rising fasthttps://t.co/azwA7KODMv
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 8, 2019
If this were the case, wouldn’t the president’s approval rating be lower than it is now?
Nearly 1–in-5 Republicans support Trumps’s impeachment AND REMOVAL?
That is wild.
Not even *Joe Lieberman* supported Bill Clinton’s removal. https://t.co/lv7AlTOPKD
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) October 8, 2019
We’re not buying it.