Support for impeachment inches up in poll

A new poll from Reuters and Ipsos released Tuesday shows that support for impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump anti-reg push likely to end up in court Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE has increased by 3 percentage points over the past week.

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In particular, support for impeachment surged among independent voters, 45 percent of whom now back impeaching Trump, while 32 percent oppose it.

In general, 46 percent of Americans said they support impeachment, compared to 40 percent who said they oppose it.

The poll also found that approval of Trump's foreign policy has taken a hit among Republican voters. Seventy-three percent of GOP voters said they approve of Trump's foreign policy in the latest poll, down from 79 percent in April.

Additionally, 75 percent of Republicans said they approve of his handling of ISIS, down from 83 percent in April.

The poll comes amid the growing fallout from Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, allowing Turkish forces to subsequently launch an offensive against the Kurds, who were critical allies of the U.S. in fighting ISIS. 

The poll also comes after multiple administration officials backed up allegations made by an anonymous whistleblower that Trump sought to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel What does Joe Biden believe about NASA, space exploration and commercial space? MORE, who is currently running for the Democratic nomination for president. 

The poll was conducted online among a sample of 4,083 adults. It has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points.