According to a recent Business Insider poll, President Donald Trump is gaining ground with the coveted Independent voters even in the face of a potential scandal.
“Among independents, Trump led Warren, 49% to 43%, and Sanders, 48% to 44%. Biden had a narrow 46%-45% edge, but that was a big comedown from his 55%-37% lead among independents in September,” the poll stated.
Interestingly, the same October IBD/TIPP Poll found that 57 percent of those interviewed supported an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, as regards their actions toward Ukraine and China.
“By comparison, Americans supported the House impeachment inquiry, 55%-44%. Half of Americans said Trump’s Ukraine actions are an impeachable offense, vs. 46% who say they are not. Still, Trump’s job approval rating rose 4 points to 43%, even as his biggest political scandal erupted,” the poll found.
These results mirrored the increase in support reported in the results of a recently released Hill-HarrisX survey found that support for President Trump’s impeachment is on the rise.
The poll showed that support has risen 12 points, versus a poll conducted three months ago.
“The survey was conducted on Sept. 26-27, just days after House Democrats started a formal impeachment inquiry over a whistleblower complaint involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine,” The Hill reported.
“The poll showed 47 percent of respondents support that decision, up 12 points from a similar survey in June, which asked whether Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings.”
Opposition for impeachment was down three points to 42 percent and 11 percent of those questioned were undecided.
According to The Hill, “The Hill-HarrisX survey surveyed among 1,001 voters and the margin of error was 3.1 percentage points.”
These numbers came on the heels of a nationwide poll reported on Wednesday from Quinnipiac University found that Americans are not as positive toward impeachment as Democrats might have hoped.
The polls’ findings showed that, “While more than half of voters disapprove of his job performance, only 37 percent of voters say that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 57 percent say no, he should not be impeached.”
Additionally, the president remains popular among Republicans and right-leaning independent voters with 80 percent support from Republicans, while none of the top three Democratic voters candidates received more than two percent trust from the same group.
67 percent of this group of voters say that they would be “very satisfied with Trump as the Republican nominee for 2020, and 17 percent say they would be somewhat satisfied,” according to the poll.
Written by Savannah Pointer.