CNN‘s report of the poll, however, found that while the nation seems divided on impeachment, the president’s overall approval rating on his handling of major issues appears to be holding steady.
“Overall, 41% approve of his handling of the presidency and 57% disapprove, similar to his ratings in early September and August polls conducted before the House of Representatives formally launched an impeachment inquiry in late September,” CNN reported.
“The share who say Trump used his office improperly to gain political advantage against a potential 2020 opponent in his interactions with the President of Ukraine stands at 49%, about the same as in the September CNN poll.”
While more of the poll’s respondents said that they believe that Trump has not used his position improperly than in previous polls, (43%, up from 39%), the undecided have largely chosen a side to stay on.
According to CNN’s analysis, “That shift was largely driven by a 16-point increase in the share of Republicans who say Trump didn’t improperly use the presidency (from 71% to 87%).”
Overall, 50% say the things that Trump has said publicly about his handling of US relations with Ukraine are mostly false. Fewer, 44%, think the President is mostly telling the truth about it, with views sharply divided by party (86% of Republicans say his public statements on it have been mostly true, while 83% of Democrats say mostly false).
While the president’s public persona is certainly under fire, according to an Emerson College survey, Trump would walk away with the win against former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, two of the Democratic presidential frontrunners in a hypothetical Iowa caucus.
In the survey, 51 percent of registered Iowa voters said that they would choose Trump over Biden, and the same percentage said they would choose him over Warren.
However, the reverse was true for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won 51 percent of the hypothetical vote over Trump, who pulled in 49 percent of the support.
The pollster did, however, note that the slight margin on all fronts falls within the poll’s 3.2 percentage-point margin of error
“The survey also found Warren and Biden leading the Democratic field, tied at 23 percent support among Democratic caucus-goers. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was in third place with 16 percent, followed by 13 percent for Sanders,” The Hill reported.
Written by Savannah Pointer.