A new poll released Wednesday shows support for impeachment continues to rise with 59% of voters disapproving of the way he treated Ukraine.
Of those voters polled by Quinnipiac University, 55% of voters agree with the impeachment inquiry which is an increase of 4% since just last week. Those numbers break down pretty starkly along party lines:
- 93% approval among Democrats
- 58% approval among Independents
- 10% approval among Republicans
59% of those polled believe the President was pursuing personal interests in his talks with Ukrainian President Zelensky and putting his own needs above the needs of the nation. These numbers also fall solidly along party lines with only 17% of Republicans believing Trump is putting self over country.
Mary Snow, Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst, discusses the Republican trend of siding with the President:
“Republicans remain rock solid in opposing both the impeachment of President Trump and the House impeachment inquiry. But when it comes to the president’s motives in Ukraine, Republicans aren’t all on the same page. Roughly 7 in 10 Republicans say the president was pursuing the national interest in his dealings with Ukraine. The rest say he was pursuing his own personal interest or they don’t know.”
Also taking a hit is Trump’s “job approval rating” which has now dipped to just 38%, the lowest it has been since the inquiry was first announced. Women tend to be more disapproving than men: 66% to 49%.
Lastly, a remarkable 56% of registered voters believe it “Somewhat likely” or “very likely” that an economic recession will hit the U.S. in the next year.