Gallup poll: Majority of Americans now support Trump's impeachment, removal

A majority of Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll — 52 percent — say they want President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE impeached and removed from office as House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him.

The results from a poll released Wednesday mark a 7-point rise in support for Trump's impeachment since a Gallup survey in June, about 2 months after the release of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

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But 46 percent of respondents in the new poll said Trump should not be impeached and removed from office, according to the latest poll. 

Support for impeachment remains overwhelming among Democrats at 89 percent, while 55 percent of independents polled said the same. Only 6 percent of Republicans said they supported Trump’s impeachment and removal, 1 point less than in June. 

The poll also found a rise in approval for Congress in the past month, with 25 percent of U.S. adults saying they approve of its job performance, up from 18 percent in September, before Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for SCOTUS confirmation hearings before election Will Democrats attempt to pack the Supreme Court again? MORE (D-Calif.) announced the launch of an impeachment inquiry into the president over his contacts with Ukraine.

The poll showed that approval of Congress’s job performance spiked specifically among Democrats, with 34 percent of the respondents saying they now approve of the legislative body, up from 19 percent a month ago.

The poll also found a 6-point increase in approval of Congress among independents, while Republicans' approval level remained steady at 17 percent.

Meanwhile, Trump’s approval rating among Americans also remained largely steady, with 39 percent of respondents in the new poll saying they approve of the job he is doing — down from 40 percent in September.

The latest Gallup poll surveyed 1,526 adults via telephone interviews on Oct. 1-13. The adults lived in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the poll with a confidence level of 95 percent.