American voters are currently evenly split on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. And although that does not seem like much, as Quinnipiac University notes, just last week voters outright opposed impeachment by 57% – 37%.
The new poll, which was released on Monday, shows that the previous 20 point gap closed, with American voters being divided 47% – 47% on removing Trump from office.
Of the different political party subgroups, Democrats showed the greatest change from the last poll, the release notes. Last week, 73% of Democrats said that Trump should be impeached, while 21% saying that he should not. On Monday, Democrats demonstrated greater consensus, with 90% saying that Trump should be removed.
Republicans, in the meantime, remain virtually unchanged. Last week, 95% of Republicans opposed impeachment, while only 4% said that they supported removing the president from office. This week, 92% said that Trump should stay, while 7% disagreed.
“Following a week when House Democrats announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump and more information emerged about the President’s actions regarding Ukraine, public opinion about impeachment is showing a shift. The percentage of voters who think the President should be impeached and removed from office climbed,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow said in the release. “While voters overall are split on the question, there’s less hesitancy over the impeachment inquiry itself as more than half of voters approve of it.”