President Trump’s Approval Hits a New High as Senate Trial Begins
Democrats have accomplished one great task for the American people with impeachment – making President Donald Trump more popular just in time for the 2020 election.
Real Clear Politics’ average of seven polls showed that support for impeaching and removing Trump began falling sharply on December 10th to hit parity with those opposing impeachment by December 12th. The 10th is the day that Democrats unveiled the articles of impeachment. Nothing has changed since then, and the majority of Americans still oppose removing Trump from office.
Following the House vote on the articles, Trump’s approval rating increased to 45%, surpassing Barack Obama’s at the same time in his administration.
The story is the same today. Another impeachment milestone has been hit – the House finally voting to send the articles to the Senate last night – and Trump’s approval receiving an immediate boost thereafter.
As CNS News’ Craig Bannister reported:
On Thursday – the day after Democrats delivered impeachment articles to the Senate – Donald Trump’s Presidential Approval Index rating turned positive for the first time in nine months, Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll results show.
Overall, Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters either “somewhat” or “strongly” approve of President Trump’s job performance, while 47% somewhat or strongly disapprove.
Not since December 5, 2019 – the day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Democrats would formally proceed with impeachment – have so few voters disapproved of Trump’s performance. As CNSNews.com reported at the time, Trump’s approval spiked to 52% and disapproval fell to 47%.
President Donald Trump has expressed that he wants a “swift” impeachment trial, but given the effects it has been having this far he ought not to.