40% want Trump impeached; media polls higher than Trump

Already 40% of American voters want to impeach Donald Trump, according to a new Public Policy Polling poll.

That’s already up 5% from a week ago.

And only 48% of voters are opposed to Trump’s impeachment — he doesn’t even have a majority opposing it!

PPP also notes that 52% wish Obama was president instead.

There are some really interesting numbers in this poll. While voters are split almost evenly on their support for the immigration executive order, 52% think it was intended to be a “Muslim ban,” and 65% oppose the “idea” of a Muslim ban, whereas only 26% favor one.

Among only Trump voters, 71% think the immigration EO is intended to be a Muslim ban. More from PPP:

But then when you ask Trump voters what their feelings on banning Muslims from the country are, they support it. 48% of Trump voters support banning Muslims from entering the country, to 40% who are opposed. So they say it’s not a Muslim ban, but they want a Muslim ban, and 94% of them support the order.

As for the nationwide protests, 48% of Trump voters think they’re fake. Yep. Nearly half of Trump voters think the protesters are being paid by George Soros.

As for Alt Right (read: white supremacist) -enabling top Trump adviser Steve Bannon, only 19% of voters have a favorable opinion of him, while 40% see him negatively. and there’s not a lot of support for putting Bannon on the National Security Council, which Trump already did:

Only 34% of voters approve of his being given a seat on the principals committee of the National Security Council, to 44% who are opposed to that. What’s particularly telling is that only 19% of voters think Bannon belongs in that seat on the National Security Council more than the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence, to 59% who believe those folks are more deserving of that place at the table. Even Trump voters think he’s gone too far on that front- by a 40/35 margin they think the more traditional members should have that position rather than Bannon.

As for the wall, a 54% majority doesn’t want us building it if we’re having to front the cost for it, and we are. And 46% support Obamacare, versus 41% who oppose it, and only 33% want to see it repealed. 62% want to keep it, and fix the parts that need fixing. That’s a huge number.

What’s more, voters think John McCain, the Washington Post, NYT, and CNN all have more credibility than Trump:

-By a 51/37 spread voters say John McCain has more credibility than Trump.
-By a 52/41 spread voters say the Washington Post has more credibility than Trump.
-By a 51/42 spread voters say the New York Times has more credibility than Trump.
-By a 50/42 spread voters say CNN has more credibility than Trump.

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  • Bill_Perdue

    It makes me so happy knowing that lefts disdain for the right bugs them so much!!

  • Bill_Perdue

    I’ll stay and we’ll defeat you and your Republican allies.

  • ericxdc

    He is. Just block it. You will miss nothing of any importance. I promise you.

  • brel1

    Stay with the Radical Left. It suits you.

  • Bill_Perdue

    He belongs to both parties.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Obama’s right wing politics are still the politics of the DP, which in all respects that matter are the same as an those of the Democrats Republican brothers and sisters.

    And thanks for confirming that you have no facts or data to deny that.

    Leftists will take on Trump and his Democrat brothers and sisters simultaneously, as we always do because they’re same and as I did in my first comment.

    There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt — until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.” Gore Vidal https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a868ef29f798cda29a3a8bb83741aac4e074c9c600b39859491c899e6e7e5eb.jpg

  • brel1

    Get a grip. Obama is gone. Save your energy. You can start on Trump now because the GOP won’t.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Please demonstrate how Obama got rid of the income inequality produced as a result of Bill Clintons NAFTA, deregulation, mass foreclosures and the housing bubble that burst.

    Please demonstrate how Obama got DOMA repealed and passed ENDA.

    Please demonstrate how Obama improved civil liberties by championing and signing the NDAA provisions permitting detention without due process, by torturing and imprisoning Chelsea Manning, engaging in massive internal spying and hounding whistle blowers.

    What Obama did succeed is in his efforts to protect banksters. “Three months into Obama’s presidency, popular rage at Wall Street was intense, and the leading financial institutions were weak and on the defensive. The nation’s financial elite had driven the nation and world’s economy into an epic meltdown—and millions knew it.

    Having ridden into office partly on a wave of popular anger at the economic power elite’s staggering malfeasance, Obama called a meeting of the nation’s top 13 financial executives at the White House. The banking titans came into the gathering full of dread, only to leave pleased to learn that the new president was in their camp. Instead of standing up for those who had been harmed most by the crisis—workers, minorities and the poor—Obama sided unequivocally with those who had caused the meltdown.

    “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks,” Obama said. “You guys have an acute public relations problem that’s turning into a political problem. And I want to help. … I’m not here to go after you. I’m protecting you … I’m going to shield you from congressional and public anger.” http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/19/progressive-obama-hes-melting-hes-melting/

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  • Bill_Perdue

    Democrats and Republicans have exactly the same politics in terms of passing ENDA – they’re against it if it has a chance of being enacted and they’re for wars of aggression against Arabs and mulsims, against the Bill of Rights and against unions. Defeating them is a good thing and something that socialists and labor leftists are uniquely equipped to do. http://labornotes.org/2013/12/2013-review-aiming-higher-labor-tries-new-angles-and-alliances https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fa8adea988e42458d6bde84e4c958776c9f0b3f2287152b4722cbf5ad828c34.jpg

  • brel1

    Enjoy your “Good Thing”

  • brel1

    Enjoy your Trump.

  • mauser 98
  • alanstorm

    “The GOP tried their best to make President Obama fail…”

    It was unnecessary. He did that by himself.

  • RecklessProcess

    Nonsense. The media all proved beyond doubt that their polls are so skewed as to be completely worthless. They cannot poll anything with any reliability. Apparently this writer has forgotten how the polls failed miserably for the entire last year. When the only people you poll are leftists on the left coast then your polls will be skewed. When you over assume the numbers of leftists and weight your polls to favor them you cannot get the real numbers about real people. There are more conservative leaning libertarians than there are leftists. More people approve of Trump then disapprove of him. Just because the left is screaming and rioting doesn’t mean there are more of them. All the left does is LIE. There is no ‘Muslim Ban”. It simply does not exist. It is a complete fabrication from the #FakePress. And the majority understand they are being lied to. All this talk about polls is full of lies too because the polls themselves are fabrications showing a false reality.

  • Badgerite

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected administration motion to lift temporary restraining order on Muslim immigration BAN.
    Wait for the freakout attack on the courts. 5….4…..3….2…1….
    Kaboooooooooom! Breaking: Twitler just threatened to invade San Francisco. And make Mexico pay for it.

  • brel1

    The GOP tried their best to make President Obama fail but couldn’t, while Trump is doing everything to make himself fail and he’s succeeding.

  • UncleBucky

    I just want to see Kellyann explain away impeachment, that it can’t be done by the Congress because… ;)

  • So Heard

    Trump is walking a fine line. He is considered contemptible by a plurality of Americans and only won with a plurality of those who voted (as opposed to all citizens). Creating reckless Executive Orders is not prudent. Yet I doubt Trump will consult with anyone, particularly a spectrum of citizens.

  • Bill_Perdue

    It must be going around. If you’re a Democrat/Republican your party each got about one quarter of the vote. The rest of us boycotted or stayed home or voted left. Those turnout reflect the fact that both old line rightwing parties are bankrupt and increasingly unpopular. That’s a good thing.

    ”Why ask what lies in Hillary Clinton’s heart? She has already shown the world that she loves war and bankers. When #BlackLivesMatter activists inquired of her inner feelings, Clinton lectured them “about what she believed was their flawed strategy” and “told them to change laws and policies, not minds.” Clinton’s record is clear: “Her racist and anti-working class policies have ruined countless lives.”http://www.blackagendareport.com/category/who-dat/hillary-clinton

  • brel1

    Sorry, but I think you are nuts.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Trump deserves every bit of his unpopularity among women, those fighting for a decent minimum wage and people of color. And Democrats deserve all their unpopularity among workers. Trump is going to accelerate the gaping class divisions between the people who work for a living and the rich. ” In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth.” Under Trump, an even smaller group will flourish — in particular, a cadre of former Goldman Sachs executives. To put the matter bluntly, two of them (along with the Federal Reserve) are likely to control our economy and financial system in the years to come.

    No less than six Trump administration appointments already hail from that single banking outfit. Of those, two will impact your life strikingly: former Goldman partner and soon-to-be Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and incoming top economic adviser and National Economic Council Chair Gary Cohn, former president and “number two” at Goldman Sachs.http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39276-the-goldman-sachs-effect-how-a-bank-

    Trump is on the same road as the Clintons, the Bushes and Obama – a road that leads to more and more impoverishment for working people, increasingly hamfisted attacks on unions and vastly increased wealth for the rich. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca149566170d51716ca9656dd49475d8aebdb7549d52d1ed86ec3df446fb29bf.jpg

    In 2008 Democrats and Republicans each got about 31% of the eligible vote.

    In 2012 Democrats and Republicans each got about 29% of the eligible vote.

    In 2016 Democrats and Republicans each got about 25% of the eligible vote with 1 or 2% going to the Libertarians and the Greens.

    Those declines, and the rigid, totalitarian partisanship of the Democrat and Republican parties are the most telling characteristic of the evolving political situation.

  • woodroad34

    Yeah, my niece is one of them. She won’t educate herself to a better position; she has three kids out of wedlock–she eventually married the father, who then abandoned her; she bounces around from small job to small job and blamed Obama for it all–she’s also for guns and having them in bars. She voted for Trump…because she thinks he’ll create jobs. I told her Obama took us to an unemployment level that was unheard of (after Bush, both liberal and conservative economic scholars thought it would take 20 years to recover…not eight). I shake my head at her stupidity and use her often as an example of a Trumpeter. She’ll see that he will ruin her chances and our economy and my sister will again have to take care of her daughter’s children.

  • Zorba

    Well, wait until it impacts the lower-income Trump voters in their wallets. It may take awhile to filter down to them, but it certainly will.

  • mgiltz

    I can’t believe it’s only 40%. Give it another week or two….

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