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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 PelosiFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries On The Money: Biden issues targeted eviction moratorium | GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal 'The Squad' celebrates Biden eviction moratorium 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.