Poll: 47 percent back impeachment for Trump

Poll: 47 percent back impeachment for Trump
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Nearly half of registered voters support President Trump being impeached, a new poll finds.

Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling's new poll released Monday shows that 47 percent of voters support Trump being impeached, while 43 percent oppose it.

Trump’s approval rating sits at 41 percent in the new poll, with 52 percent of voters disapproving of job performance. Thirty-six percent of voters think that Trump has delivered on his promises while 56 percent say he has not. 


Trump also scored low marks in the poll for his ongoing feud with fired FBI Director James Comey. Fifty-one percent said Comey was the more trustworthy of the two men, while just 39 percent said Trump was. And just 13 percent said the FBI's chief should do whatever Trump tells them to do, while 77 percent disagreed.

Comey last week testified under oath that Trump demanded loyalty and pressured him to "let go" of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump denied both accusations.

The poll also found major partisan divisions on whether it's acceptable for Republican politicians to "body-slam" reporters. Among Trump voters, 42 percent said it was appropriate for politicians to body-slam reporters, while 45 percent said it was inappropriate.

Among Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE voters, just 6 percent said it was appropriate, while 89 percent disagreed.

Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) on Monday was sentenced after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter during last month's campaign.

The poll was conducted via survey of 811 registered voters between June 9-11.