Poll: 14 percent of GOP voters say Trump should be impeached

Fourteen percent of Republican voters said in a recent Hill-HarrisX poll that President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE should be impeached and removed from office.

The survey, released Monday, was conducted before acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyFauci says positive White House task force reports don't always match what he hears on the ground Bottom line White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds MORE said last week that aid for Ukraine was linked to Trump's desire for the country to pursue a political probe related to the 2016 election.

Still, the 14 percent GOP support for impeachment marks a 2 percentage point increase from a Sept. 26-27 poll that was taken just days after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' White House not optimistic on near-term stimulus deal Sunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates MORE (D-Calif.) launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.

Overall, 47 percent of voters in the Oct. 11-12 survey support impeachment, a 4-point increase compared to the September poll.

Support for impeachment among Democratic voters also increased, to 81 percent from 75 percent in the previous survey. Meanwhile, the share of independent voters who favor impeachment rose 4 percentage points to 41 percent.

Mulvaney sparked a firestorm Thursday when he publicly undercut Trump's repeated denials that there was any quid pro quo during his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Mulvaney later issued a statement walking back his remarks and accused the media of taking his remarks out of context.

He then went on to defend himself in an interview with "Fox News Sunday," insisting that he never said the administration expected a quid pro quo.

"Can I see how people took that the wrong way? Absolutely," Mulvaney told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates Bass: 'Lesson learned' on 2016 Castro comments Fox's Wallace presses Trump adviser on whether campaign would accept foreign assistance MORE. "But I never said there was a quid pro quo because there isn’t." 

The controversy surrounding Mulvaney comes as Trump calls on fellow Republicans to stick together and fight against the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

"We have some that are great fighters, but they have to get tougher and fight because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican party for the election, which is coming up," the president said Monday at a Cabinet meeting.

HarrisX researchers surveyed 1,001 registered voters. The margin of error for the full sampling is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

The margin of error was 5.1 percentage points among Democrats, 5.5 points among Republicans and 5.8 points among independents. 

—Tess Bonn