Poll: 45 percent of Americans say Trump should be impeached

Just under half of Americans say President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE should be impeached as House Democrats continue to grapple with how to most effectively utilize their oversight powers over the White House.

Forty-five percent of Americans say Trump should be impeached, while 53 percent say he should not be, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

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The results are divided along partisan lines, with 7 percent of Republicans, 46 percent of independents and 81 percent of Democrats saying Trump should be impeached.

Despite overall opposition to impeachment, Gallup notes that support for Trump’s ouster exceeds that for former President Clinton's throughout the Monica Lewinsky scandal and for former President Nixon's at the beginning of the Watergate controversy.

Trump’s overall favorability rating sits at 41 percent in the poll, staying within the low-to-mid-40s range it has been in for most of his presidency.

The poll comes as House Democrats are engulfed in an intraparty dispute over whether to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Eighty-one House Democrats support beginning the proceedings, with many saying Trump has obstructed justice and that impeachment could help House committees more easily obtain documents and testimony for their own oversight hearings. 

However, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLouisiana governor wins re-election Dynamic scoring: Forward-thinking budgeting practices to grow our economy Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' MORE (D-Calif.) has thus far beaten back the calls, worrying that impeachment would not be bipartisan and could help consolidate Trump’s base ahead of the 2020 election. 

The Gallup poll surveyed 1,018 adults from June 19 to June 30 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.