POLL: 41% Now Want Trump Impeached, Far More Than Those Who Called For Richard Nixon’s Impeachment

USA Today reports:

About 4-in-10 Americans currently support impeaching President Donald Trump six months into his term — significantly higher than the number who called for Richard Nixon’s impeachment in 1973, a Monmouth University poll has found.

This is the first time adults nationwide were asked about impeachment of Trump with the same question used by the Gallup Poll during Nixon’s presidency. As the Watergate scandal started to unfold 44 years ago, 24 percent supported Nixon’s impeachment — compared to 41 percent of the public now who call for Trump’s impeachment.

  • Frostbite

    that’s nice. could be 100%, still not going to happen with the GOP in control.

    • Todd20036

      I mostly agree with you, but if 2018 gets closer and lots of republicans are polling badly, they may vote to impeach to save their skins.

      • Christopher

        Exactly!

        The ONLY thing they care about is their own job. They’d throw their own grandmother under the bus to do it.

        • Todd Allis

          If grandma is a republican, I’m sure she’ll understand.

  • Stogiebear

    Forty-one percent of the American people can’t be wrong! (At least these 41%.)

  • Do Something Nice

    No matter how many want it. . .

  • Judas Peckerwood

    I wonder what portion of the remaining 59% only don’t want him impeached because they fear that Pence would be worse.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Most ‘Merkans can’t think that far ahead.

      • Todd20036

        You could have kept your comment to 4 words.

        • Christopher

          LOL

          I was just gonna post that you could’ve stopped after the word think.

    • boatboy_srq

      Considering that to impeach both tRump and Pence in an attempt get down to individuals who are competent and responsible, you have to get past Ryan and Hatch and through a handful of Cabinet Secretaries to acceptable people, that’s a valid concern.

      • Todd20036

        Hatch is semi-competent.
        At least he isn’t crazy

        • boatboy_srq

          THAT WE KNOW OF.

          • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

            yet

        • Rambie

          He’s theocratic

          • Todd20036

            In theory

          • Rambie

            Hatch would institute Mormon Sharia law if he could get away with it. He’ll be more than happy to sign any religious “freedom” laws he could get his hands on.

      • Rex

        I hear one of the guys in maintenance services is pretty good, and he’d keep the AC in the Oval Office at the perfect temp.

        • Bad Tom

          Perhaps Trump and that guy can swap.
          Of course, the temp control will go to hell, but the country might not.

        • Galvestonian

          I know one of the guys on the landscaping detail and while he’s not exactly political he’s honest and really knows what ‘honor’ means – plus he really loves his mom.

    • Jamie_Johnson

      What’s with the down-votes on this quite reasonable explanation? The truth hurts.

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  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Still seems kinda low.

  • S1AMER

    Republicans who currently control the House would not entertain articles of impeachment. Not in a million years.

    So if we want to get rid of Trump, we must first elect a Democratic majority in the House.

    Focus, America. Focus.

    • james1200

      It’s impossible. Impeachment doesn’t mean he’ll be removed; after impeachment, he has a trial in the Senate, which has to convict him and remove him, which will be impossible because the GOP will keep the Senate. We have 24 seats up next year in the Senate and the fucking Republicans only have 8!! 8!!! We’re fucked in the Senate, so he’ll never be convicted nor removed. But I suppose we can possibly make him one of only three presidents impeached so maybe that’s something.

      • Publius

        I disagree that impeachment would be worth it. Democrats need to stop with their symbolic resistance to the GOP and actually get their asses on the ground in battleground districts and states.

      • Kruhn

        Nixon was forced to quit despite the Democrats not holding 2/3 of the seats. If popular support for impeachment and removal is strong and the evidence against Trump is air tight, we could have a Goldwater moment where a respected Republican Senator (I’m guessing Sasse from Nebraska) goes to the White House to tell His Cheetohness that the jig is up.

    • Publius

      I hope the Democratic Party does focus, rather than obsessing over becoming the most elite boutique party in America, committed to pet issues and alienating blue collar Americans. The party needs to get back to its labor/economics roots. The working class is the most reliable bloc of voters that will reward parties for their work. Democrats focus too much on pleasing minor demographics that can never be satisfied. Staying that course will only benefit the GOP.

      • SoCalGal20

        Black women are the most reliable Dem voters.

        • Publius

          I don’t dispute that there are plenty of demographics that lean one way politically. To clarify, what I mean by reliable is a bloc of voters that reward a party in high numbers. Black voter turnout is low.

          • SoCalGal20

            So is the answer to engage a voting bloc that votes 94% vote Dem (black women) or a bunch of angry white bigots who just want to fuck over the country because they’re scared of black and brown people and brainwashed by Fox News and the GOP?

          • Publius

            Is there a reason you are being defensive? Your position might be a bit sturdier if making your case in a scenario where Democrats haven’t lost all three branches of the federal government, most state legislatures and governorships, as well as state supreme courts, and local government seats. It’s time to put away the knives and get real about what happened. This attitude is not working, and if it persists in 2020 then Democrats will again be in the minority.

      • John30013

        Working class white voters will not be convinced by words. Democrats will have to enact policies that measurably and unequivocally improve their lives. Unfortunately, those same policies are likely to benefit other (that is, brown) people who those white working class people have been trained over the last 30 years to distrust and despise, even to their own detriment. Further, given that the Democrats are not in positions of authority in most of the white working class strongholds, it’s hard to see how—in the near term anyway—Democrats can win back those voters.

        • Publius

          Democrats have little political power at this point. They’ll have to figure it out and compromise, even if it means working with people urban voters find undesirable.

    • Kruhn

      If the number grows to closer to 60% some Republicans would split off from the majority to support impeachment. It only takes a simple majority to impeach. Even if the Democrats do well in 2018 they’ll need to split away some Republicans to get the 2/3 majority to remove The Trumpster from office.

  • boatboy_srq

    Is it wrong to miss Richard Nixon because – compared to Lord Dampnut – he was at least competent?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      EPA was started under nixon. even tho he was a racist paranoid he did one thing good

      • Todd20036

        More than that. He started the PBGC, which protects pension plans, and opened trade with China.

        • Jonathan Smith
        • Craig Howell

          And got rid of the draft!

        • JCF

          Nixon proposed “Guaranteed Minimum Income”: INSANELY progressive compared to anything that would *remotely* be proposed today. Le Sigh.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        Nixon also proposed a National Health Plan, that was thwarted by Ted Kennedy who thought it did not go far enough. Teddy always said that was his biggest regret in politics.

      • SoCalGal20

        Also the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Nixon was such a liberal

    • pj

      he was as evil as trump…trust me. and equally as clueless and full of himself

      • Karl Dubhe

        No, Nixon wanted some sort of legacy. While he was an evil bastard, he wasn’t in Trump’s league.

        Trump just wants the power, without any responsibility. He’ll use it to enrich himself, and not give a damn about any sort of legacy.

        • Christopher

          THIS! ^

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        Nixon could never be accused of being a Russian stooge.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        I remember Nixon. Pretty horrible, but I’d prefer him greatly to Trump.

    • Rocco

      No,and you make an excellent point.

    • Todd Allis

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/adc2e3e5ce6d75b5c6498e877dacde48986650444575e59b6213293897593410.jpg

      If you’re wrong, I am wrong with you. Nixon was a much better president and knew when to resign.

      • Lizard

        Or at least was smart enough to know when he was nailed to the wall. He had the option of either resigning and getting out of jail, or getting removed from office and going to jail. Kind of a no-brainer.

        • Todd20036

          Except Trump doesn’t have a brain

          • Jeffrey

            Neither the brains nor the character to do the right thing. Ever.

        • Todd Allis

          A no-brainer situation is one where I expect 45 to still make the wrong choice.

    • Jeffrey

      We’ve been nostalgic for the Bush years lately but you know shit just got real when we are talking about the better points of the Nixon administration lol

      • boatboy_srq

        Hell, I’ve been nostalgic for Theodore Roosevelt…

  • JT

    Those were the days when you could find moderately reasonable and respectable Republicans. With these much higher numbers for impeachment, the current Rethugs are doing nothing.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    I dont want trump impeached. I want him and his enablers to be a lead weight on the rethug party. and the prospect of pence-acostal or ayn rand-paul ryan being prez is more terrifying

    • boatboy_srq

      Lord Dampnut at least has a decent likelihood of pushing policies that hurt the Reichwing as much as the rest. Dence & Co are far more disciplined on that score.

    • Rambie

      Exactly! The 2nd in line is worse that Trump and it only gets worse from there.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    41%, sure, but how much of the Electoral College?

  • safari

    I still think they won’t do anything until the approval rating is below 30%.

    • Todd20036

      That’ll never happen. The 36% who still love Trump are his deplorable base. Trump could take away their health care, not give them low education jobs, and raise their taxes so the top 0.01% get a tax break, and his base will still vote for Trump because he’s white, Christian, straight, and willing to pass RWNJ bills.

      • JWC

        as the two men (white) in the golf cart somewhere in NE were quoted as saying “America has just got to let this Russia thing go” I find that disgustingly cavalier

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        And he pisses off liberals. The fact that he trolls the left is enough for many of his base to maintain support. He’s the bully that they are too powerless to be.

        Don’t know who to credit for the quote: “A Trump supporter would burn down his own house if it meant his black neighbor might choke on the smoke for 15 minutes”

        • Todd20036

          I like: A trump supporter would eat shit if a liberal had to smell his breath afterwards.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            More succinct and to the point.

        • agcons

          It was my future husband Trae Crowder.

      • RoFaWh

        I was thinking about the 0.01% the other night. How many of them are there, and how do they stack up against the Russian oligarchs?

        Can it be said that the US is today also ruled by oligarchs who control the real wealth?

  • bkmn

    That number should be much higher but isn’t due to the right wing media bubble.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      If only our side could do PR so effectively.

  • Rex

    Wonder if Donnie will resign once he realizes the writing’s on the wall. He could spare his precious family and have plenty to bitch about if he resigned – blaming the media, Hillary, democrats, Obama…it could be his best option.

    • JWC

      I think the Rhepughlicunts might still need him for a bit altho that is wearing thin

    • Natty Enquirer

      I really doubt it. Winning is EVERYTHING to the Narcissist-In-Chief.

      • Rex

        Oh, I agree. But when he does lose he’s spins it like he’s won. It would be easier for him to spin a resignation and blame it on everyone else than to spin impeachment.

        • Natty Enquirer

          Maybe. But there’s no one new to blame; he’s already getting mileage out of blaming everyone you mentioned for every little thing. It just seems to me that quitting would equate to losing in his mind and I think he would hang on until he is removed or worse.

          • Galvestonian

            I agree, he’s going to hang on kicking and screaming, spitting blood and clawing at the walls. He’ll burn down the White House before he leaves. We’re talking insanity here.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Said for a while that the kids may force him to resign and tell him to use health as an issue. They need to preserve his wealth (whatever real wealth there is) for them to inherit. They also need him to pre-emptively pardon them on the way out.

      However, there is a very real chance that the drumbeats for impeachment will get so loud (and midterms drawing closer) that the Senate will hold hearings, but the House will not convict. This gives a midterm advantage [See, we hold our own accountable. He was found ‘not guilty’ so it was all a Democratic witch hunt. Re-elect us so we can govern, now that all this Democratic obstructionism is over].

      We all need to be careful what we wish for.

      • Rex

        Yeah, I really don’t know, just speculating, and thinking he’ll do what ever he thinks makes him look less guilty and more the victim.

      • JWC

        I think one fact that has not been considered here. ,All this is BIG government and Yes the DNC are throwing everything they have at the GOP. What if in exposing that , they also risk exposing some of their own dirt. Do then then slam on the brakes. It is a deft art to be close enuff to the fan to toss the turd for a direct hit but far enuff back to avoid the splatter

        • clay

          Some of the ineligible Electors were Democrats. There’s no reason they shouldn’t clean their own house, too. Good democracy is good democracy, and I’m more concerned about our nation than one political party.

          • JWC

            exactly get a new broom and clean it up thats sort of why I am against impeachment It only gets rid of Trump you then h get Pence I woul rather see an enmasse arrest for treason

      • Todd20036

        True, but even people who voted for him are wondering why the fuck he spoke with Russians so much, and that if he had such a great health care bill, why it needs to be passed without hearings

      • Kruhn

        The Senate is the body that convicts, not the House

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          Thank you. Of course you’re right. Do you have any comment on the main point I attempted to make? [The Senate] holds impeachment hearings and finds him not guilty. We are worse off than if impeachment hadn’t been attempted, yes?

    • pj

      he will do what hes always done. the trial will start and right near the end he will resign. or settle. but he dosent give a rats ass about the country…and woudnt care if he put the country through an impeachment.

      • pj

        because all he cares about, good or bad, is that the cameras are on him and hes the center of attention.

  • MassageBear
  • StillALiberal

    Some people will be waiting for actual charges to be filed against Trump’s cronies before supporting impeachment. Watch the polls move after Mueller’s investigation moves into high gear.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Unfortunately the percentage of the Congress who are in collusion of committed treason along with the shit gibbon is also very high. Hence they will be no action of impeachment initiate.

  • Boreal
  • Lazycrockett

    The base still holds.

  • Leo

    OT. O_O Can anyone find other confirmation of this?https://twitter.com/pacelattin/status/886983540813910016

    • Jonathan Smith

      Breaking: they already do

    • Rambie

      Like we needed more proof that Hannity is the W kind of horror show

      • Beagle

        Hannity certainly ain’t the Russian kind of horrorshow.

        • Rambie

          But he’ll still take their money to sell their propaganda

    • TrueWords

      The Republicans chose explicitly to serve party over country around the time of Obama’s election. From that point on, there was no downside to a campaign of massive resistance to a biracial president who appeared, to many uninformed Republicans, to be an agent of a foreign power. That was a fateful decision.

      It made the Republicans vulnerable not only to an insurgent candidate willing to say anything but to a foreign power willing to say anything.

      That’s what happens when a party abandons patriotism.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d53792f480037cb33db3ac67fb13a24da272e01e0a2e1245596da35efedac86d.png

    • Karl Dubhe

      Is he worried about his future? I’d have thought he would be very secure at the Rabid Fox Network.

  • ETownCanuck

    Impeachment is too good for him.

    • Galvestonian

      Bring back the “National Razor” , i.e. “Madame La Guillotine”

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson

  • another_steve

    I think there’s a decent chance the sexual predator will resign, just as Nixon did. His party wants him out and Pence as President. Pence is their boy – a true-blue theofascist monster, but with political skills.

    Trump will declare victory, his Deplorables will thank him, and he’ll return to the private sector so that he can resume bilking the masses.

    • safari

      Resigning would be admitting defeat.

      • Bad Tom

        Nixon thought accepting a pardon would be admitting guilt.
        He eventually did it anyway.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Well, he was guilty. Of everything they charged him with, and then some.

      • JWC

        they would structure a way that Obama and Clinton were at fault Alie that only Donny would beliece , he is the one with the fragile ego to protect and let him go back to public life The penalty for lying he forfeits SS protection America has paid enuff

    • Rambie

      He won’t be pushed out until he becomes a threat to their reelection odds.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Gotta get those tax cuts for the one-percenters signed into law first (although that nice Mister Pence would sign, too).

        • Rambie

          Yeah, but Trump will be their scapegoat

      • another_steve

        I agree, and that’s also the consensus of most of the political commentators out there.

        He’ll resign before suffering the indignity of being forced or urged to do so by the Republican establishment.

      • Friday

        They want to do as much damage as they can, knowing Trump will take most of the blame with him and go back to his other scammings.

    • Friday

      Though, about those ‘skills’ Pence is supposed to have…. Not so much, really, he’s just less loud about it.

    • thatotherjean

      Resume bilking the masses? When did he stop?

      • another_steve

        lol

        Correction noted. 😉

  • TrueWords
    • Craig Howell

      Um, who’s your boyfriend back there?

      • that’s Ryan Phillippe . Movie is I know what you did last summer.
        yes, he’s gorgeous.

        • Lazycrockett

          He broke his leg this weekend. I volunteer as Nurse.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]
  • Ninja0980

    Means nothing as long as Republicans are in power.

  • whollyfool
    • nocadrummer

      Oh, SO many of my friends would NEVER carry that sign. EVER.
      Theirs would read, “I LOVE Dick”

      (It’s part of why I love them.)

      • clay

        Like :: Love
        Like :: Lick

      • another_steve

        My husband and I recently attended a funeral mass for a friend of ours whose name was Richard. Everyone, including his wife, called him “Dick” however.

        The priest was careful to say either “Richard” or “Dick” as warranted during his homily. For example, when he said, “Oh how his beloved wife so loved ____,” the priest used “Richard,” not “Dick.”

        For obvious reasons.

  • Jon Doh

    Poor Nixon, to have all these comparisons made between him and Trump. Someone should check his grave and see if the ground is heaving.

    • Todd20036

      Nixon is happy. He is no longer the most corrupt president. He is no longer the most hated.

      • JWC

        small victory

      • BobSF_94117

        I hated George Bush more than I hated Nixon.

        • Todd20036

          And W is no longer the dumbest.

  • aar9n

    It does not matter what the polls say one bit.
    It matters who shows up to vote.

    • JWC

      or their stupid reasons not to.I think theGOP is starting to get a little concerned Because of the ACA and a new Tax bill 2018 maybe entering shaky ground

  • safari
  • dcurlee

    Quit talking and do it….shatter his f’ing ego to shreds

  • joe ho

    GOP stood by Nixon until near the end.

    But Dems had more power then. They controlled House and Senate.

  • GayOldLady

    Impeachment is too good for him. LOCK HIM UP!
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Trump-Jail.jpg

  • Clive Johnson
  • Sean Taylor

    That’s nice. The Republican Congress will never do it.

  • Circ09

    I don’t think I want Trump impeached. Pence or Ryan could get shit done. And that would be worse than what we have now. I think the country deserves a 4 year shit show as a consequence of our electoral sins. And it gives time to really rub all this shit in Republicans’ noses and make them eat it.

    • Lizard

      I might consider agreeing with you if it weren’t for the Electoral College, which went against the popular vote. As a whole, we don’t deserve this shit. (Cue usual chorus of complaining about third-party voters and Millennials.)

      I want Trump in office but politically neutered until 2020, when he’s soundly defeated by a progressive and takes his whole damn cabinet with him. Their careers being ruined would be nice, too.

  • Galvestonian

    …so how many of those in that percentage are Rethugs ? Rethugs that mean anything ??? I mean Rethugs that can actually do something political and with some real meaning behind their moves. I’m betting it’s close to ZERO.

  • JCF

    Well, Drumpf’s “high crimes and misdemeanors” are MUCH WORSE than Nixon’s…

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Face it, Trump will not be impeached. Republicans have firm control over both the Senate and the House, and they won’t let it happen, because he signs their legislation.

    And even if Trump were somehow impeached, he’d be replaced by President Pence, who would be even worse.

    Come on people, think this through.