Jul 04, 2019 10:02 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Feb 04, 2020 14:04 Asia/Tehran]
  • About half of Americans agree with Trump's impeachment

A new poll shows 45 percent of the US population believes that President Donald Trump should be impeached over his performance at the White House.

Iran Press/America: The new Gallup opinion poll released Wednesday shows that 45 percent of Americans want US Congress to take action and impeach president Donald Trump, while 53 percent, say he should not, Iran Press reported.

The figure involves seven percent of Republicans, 46 percent of Independents and 81 percent of Democrats.

The poll was released as Democrats in control of the US House of Representatives were wondering whether they should confront Trump with impeachment.

Support for impeachment, however, has exceeded former Presidents Clinton and Nixon during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and at the beginning of the Watergate scandal respectively, according to Gallup.

Calls for impeachment of Trump have grown among politicians in the United States in the wake of the special counsel’s final statement at the conclusion of the so-called Russia probe.

In his last statement, the special counsel Robert Mueller neither cleared the president nor charged him, throwing the ball into the Congress’ court.

Robert Mueller argued that the decision not to charge Trump was made based on the Justice Department’s longstanding policy of not bringing charges against a sitting president.

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Mueller has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committee on July 17.

The Gallup poll also showed that the president is still enjoying a low job approval rating, fluctuating between 40% and 43% since early May. 203/211/208

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