His approval ratings might be at all-time highs, but almost half the nation wants to see President Trump impeached.
According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, 45% of Americans think President Trump should be impeached, a 5% jump from mid-April.
In a quirk of questioning, more than half of respondents said that the congressional probes of Trump are interfering with other government business.
It’s not clear if those wanting fewer congressional probes want Congress to stop talking and start impeaching, or just end the whole mess. That question is very important for Democrats as they try to parse which candidate will gather them the most votes in 2020.
One big obstacle to impeachment at the moment is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She said:
“This is very methodical, it’s very Constitution-based. We won’t go any faster than the facts take us, or any slower than the facts take us.”
It’s possible her words could be interpreted as, “We’ll drag this out as long as possible, since the minute we impeach the Senate will kill it.” Keeping Trump in the papers in a negative light is good for business.
Of course, on the flip side, another 42% of respondents said the president should not be impeached, so the nation remains almost evenly split.