Right off the bat, I know Public Policy Polling is as lefty as these polling orgs get, so don’t kill the messenger.
In a recent PPP poll, conducted from May 12 to May 14 (so it excludes yesterday’s bombshell), it seems that the bulk of those polled would be happier with a White House that wasn’t occupied by Trump.
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they would support Trump’s impeachment, while 41 percent would oppose such charges.
The results align closely with Trump’s current approval rating. The poll found 40 percent approve of the job the president is doing, and 54 percent disapprove.
Only 43 percent said Trump will end up serving his full four-year term in office. Slightly more — 45 percent — said his presidency won’t make it that long.
Those are pretty tight, showing just how divided the nation is on the issue, right now.
From the day Trump took office, he’s battled leaks to the press, near-perpetual protests in the streets and airports, as well as the Russia investigation, his discredited claims of wiretapping, and most recently, the way he handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
At some point, voters begin to suffer scandal fatigue.
The poll found that more than three quarters of voters — 77 percent — expect the president’s spokespeople to tell the truth at all times. By comparison, only 14 percent expect otherwise.
That coincides with Trump’s comment that his people can’t be expected to speak with accuracy at all times.
You can take this poll with a certain level of skepticism. The sampling size was quite small, with only 692 respondents (registered voters), and has a 3.7 percent margin of error.