Trump Claims Only 25 Percent Of Americans Support Impeachment Effort — It’s Actually Double That Amount
President Donald Trump, referring to himself in the third person (or perhaps having one of his staff speak for him), tweeted on Wednesday that only a quarter of Americans want to see him impeached.
“Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong,” Trump claimed. “It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country!”
The president may believe that a majority of the country stands behind him, but as previously reported by HillRepoter.com, polling demonstrates Trump’s numbers are way off.
Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
According to a Washington Post/Schar School poll that was released earlier this week, a majority of Americans — 58 percent, in fact — are supportive of the impeachment inquiry that the House of Representatives is currently starting. Only 38 percent say they’re against the inquiry moving forward.
And when it comes to how Democrats are behaving, most Americans, too, are supportive of their reaction. Only 41 percent of respondents in the poll said Democrats in Congress were “overreacting” to Trump calling on a foreign power to investigate a political opponent. Fifty-five percent said it was not an overreaction.
Even among Republicans, Trump’s numbers are too low. From that same poll, 28 percent of individuals from Trump’s own party support the impeachment inquiry, as MSNBC producer A.P. Joyce pointed out.
28 percent of **Republicans** supported the impeachment inquiry in the latest Washington Post poll. https://t.co/TKvCdnbKJ6
— A.P. Joyce (@AndrewPaulJoyce) October 9, 2019
It’s unclear at this point where this poll Trump cited, stating that only 25 percent of Americans were supportive of impeaching him, came from. But Trump has been known to make up polling data in the past.
Trump probably didn’t have to make up numbers when he talked about his approval rating among Republicans in August, for example — polls consistently show him getting between the high-70s to the mid-80s percentage range of support from voters in that party. But as reporting from Vox pointed out, Trump still lied about his poll numbers within that segment anyway.
“Can you believe it? I’m at 94% approval in the Republican Party, and have Three Stooges running against me,” Trump said in a tweet on August 27, referring to three Republican candidates running in the primary races this year.
There weren’t any polls demonstrating that high of support for Trump when he issued the tweet.