A Gallup poll released on Monday shows President Donald Trump has a 44% approval rating as the impeachment trial begins today.
The organization also discovered that 51% of the public is against convicting Trump and removing him from office.
Trump’s approval rating in Gallup polls has remained pretty steady for the last three polls.
Whispers of impeachment began in August 2019. The inquiry began in October with the House voting on the articles in December. During that time his numbers fluctuated between 39% to 43%.
But since the vote, Trump has hit 43%, 45%, and now 44%. Trump has averaged 40% during his first term.
Gallup also asked people if they wanted the Senate to convict and remove Trump from office.
Overall, 51% of the public is against impeachment. It falls along party lines, but Trump received a boost from Democrats and Independents.
Gallup compared this information to President Bill Clinton’s 1999 impeachment trial:
In several polls conducted in January and early February 1999, an average of 33% of Americans were in favor of the Senate convicting Clinton and removing him from office, while 63% were opposed.
The president’s own party is about as opposed to impeachment for Trump as the Democratic Party was for Clinton; but the opposition party and political independents are more strongly aligned against Trump than they were against Clinton.
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