Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Majority of Voters Say They Do Not Want Congress to Impeach Trump

Majority of Voters Say They Do Not Want Congress to Impeach Trump

US Democrats' chances at regaining majorities in Congress are rising, a new poll showed Wednesday, as President Donald Trump's approval rating suffers a fresh hit and Republicans issue dire warnings about upcoming elections.

The poll carried a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. While 78% of Republicans approve of his performance, 93% of Democrats and 59% of independents disapprove. The proportion of voters who disapprove of the president - 54 percent - stayed the same. The highest drop was noted in the CNN survey, which showed a six-point drop from its previous rating of 42 percent. "An anemic 38 percent approval rating is compounded by lows on honesty, strength, and intelligence". The poll from almost two years ago was taken less than two weeks after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. But Trump got 49 percent approval for his handling of the economy. The poll showed that 65 percent of the people surveyed believed Trump was not level-headed and 42 percent said he was not mentally stable. The poll finds that 50 percent of voters would cast their ballot for a Democrat, while only 38 percent would vote for a GOP candidate in their district.

A new Quinnipiac University poll puts Trump's job approval rating at 38 percent, with 54 percent disapproving, a drop of 3 percentage points from Trump's 41 percent approval number on August 14.

Among independents the drop was sharper, from 47 percent approval last month to 31 percent now.

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Then the anonymous New York Times op-ed criticizing the Trump's presidency stirred up a lot of sentiments from the public.

The belief among voters that the president is not intelligent squares with claims made by two recent books, Unhinged by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and Fear by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward.

Trump's overall popularity breaks down along lines of partisanship, ethnicity and gender, according to the poll.

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