- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 10, 2019

More than half of U.S. voters said they think President Trump should be impeached and removed from office — a new high — according to a Fox News poll released on Wednesday.

Fifty-one percent said they want Mr. Trump impeached and removed, 4% said they want him impeached but not removed from office, and 40% said they don’t want to see him impeached, the poll found.

In July, 42% had said they wanted the president impeached and removed from office, 5% had said they wanted him impeached but not removed, and 45% had said they oppose impeachment.

Since that poll, support for impeachment had increased by 11 points among Democrats, 5 points among Republicans, and 3 points among independents.

In “swing counties” where Mr. Trump and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were within 10 points of each other, support for impeachment was at 52%, up from 42% in July.

House Democrats recently launched a formalized impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump. They say the tipping point was a whistleblower complaint that alleged the president abused his authority by pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and his son Hunter.

Mr. Trump has denied the charges and questioned how he could be impeached when he’s doing such a great job and things are going so well in the country.

He also said Thursday he has “NEVER” had a good Fox News poll dating back to the 2016 campaign.

“Whoever their Pollster is, they suck,” the president tweeted.

“But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days,” he added, taking shots at several network personalities. “@FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!”

The Fox News poll of 1,003 registered voters in the U.S. was taken from Oct. 6-8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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