Majority of voters oppose impeachment, support House Democrats on generic ballot

Lloyd Doyle
September 14, 2018

Seventy percent of voters describe the USA economy as "excellent" or "good" in a new Quinnipiac University poll, matching the survey's all-time high.

The CNN poll released on Monday showed that only 32 percent of respondents believed that Trump was "honest and trustworthy". That number has been only in the 50's since December 2018, including 57 percent who said Trump is intelligent earlier this summer. That was an improvement compared to the 54, 53 and 52 percent results from three polls in January and December.

Republicans, however, said by 62 to 11 percent that Congress does enough to check Trump.

Instead, the president is repeatedly muddling that message with easily debunked falsehoods or hyperbole about the state of the economy while pressing on with unpopular trade wars that frustrate establishment Republicans and business groups anxious about price increases. For example, in one instance claims Woodward, Trump had to be talked out of sending a tweet about North Korea that the regime could have taken as a threat, potentially leading to nuclear war.

Also coming in the weeks ahead is what is known as the generic ballot poll, which simply asks voters about their party preference for November. The anonymous official wrote that the Trump administration had been successful despite the president's actions, and said Trump was amoral while claiming to be part of a "resistance" inside the administration fending off the president's ill-advised impulses.

His approval within his party was at 84 percent with Republicans in the Quinnipiac poll and at 82 percent in the group in the CNN poll.

The new numbers from the eight polls mark the president's lowest approval rating in six months.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted between September 6 and 9, smack in the heart of the controversy surrounding The Times op-ed. Independent voters surveyed in the poll broke for Republicans, giving the party a 5-point lead over Democrats among unaffiliated voters.

New polling shows a majority of Americans do not want Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, even though a majority of those polled backed Democratic candidates for Congress.

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