Americans Disapprove of Trump Presidency, but Oppose Impeachment

Americans narrowly oppose impeachment hearings to remove President Donald Trump from office; this from a new survey.

But the CNBC poll of 800 Americans nationwide conducted last week also found a large decline in the president’s overall and economic approval ratings.

The survey found 47% opposing impeachment hearings and 44% approving. The difference is within the poll’s 3.5% margin of error.

The results are much closer than when an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll asked the same question in December 2017, finding 41% approving of impeachment hearings and a majority 54% disapproving.

In all, 9% of Americans are unsure about impeachment. Experts note slightly more growth among the percentage of Americans who are unsure about impeachment as who favor it.

The poll shows that 88% of Republicans oppose impeachment, compared to 76% of Democrats who favor it. Independents are split about evenly, with 42% favoring impeachment and 43% opposing.