A new poll reveals many Americans would urge Congress to pursue impeachment should Robert Mueller’s investigation find President Donald Trump acted illegally.
The results, which include internal polling data from the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and was released by left-leaning group Stand Up America, found that 65 percent of the 1,001 registered voters surveyed would support Trump’s impeachment, reports McClatchy.
However, that’s only the case if Trump was found to be personally involved in colluding with Russia.
Support for impeachment dropped to 58 percent if an associate of Trump’s was found to have acted unlawfully.
“The survey suggests voters would also turn strongly against the President if the investigation produces evidence of illegal actions by Trump or his team, with little variability depending on the details of the crimes,” the Stand Up America memo states.
Congressional members who opposed impeachment efforts in such a scenario would also suffer. If evidence were to cause Trump to be indicted, 64 percent of respondents would be less likely to support an incumbent who attacked the investigation.
The figure includes 58 percent of Republicans who believe members of Congress shouldn’t interfere with warranted impeachment hearings.
“Despite attacks by President Trump and his allies on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation he is leading, a new survey shows the public believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election, is concerned about it, and is prepared to support Trump’s impeachment if the investigation produces evidence of illegality,” wrote Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the Democratic polling firm.
While many Americans may support the idea of impeachment if warranted, at the moment it appears some still support the president.
Another poll from the The Telegraph in the UK indicates President Trump’s approval ratings have seen an improvement.