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New Poll Shows 10-Point Spike In Support for Impeachment Hearings

Peter Wade

The number of Americans who support the start of impeachment hearings now for President Donald Trump is up 10 percentage points since May, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The increase is due to a surge in support from Democrats. Forty-eight percent of Democrats want hearings to begin now, as compared to just 30 percent last month. Only 6 percent of Republicans agree with their counterparts, while 22 percent of independents want hearings to begin.

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Overall, 48 percent of Americans want the president to complete his first term. Although up 10 percentage points since last month, still only 27 percent of Americans say impeachment hearings should start now. Twenty-four percent think Congress should continue investigating.

Trump’s approval rating teeters between 43 and 46 percent over the past year, and stands at 44 percent in this poll, with 53 percent disapproving.

Another poll that was conducted by Fox News and released on Sunday shows that 50 percent of Americans believe the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. That’s an increase of six points since March. And 44 percent believe there was not any coordination. The Fox poll also found that 56 percent of respondents think impeachment is “not at all” likely.

A total of 54 percent of respondents to the Fox poll also said that the Trump Administration should cooperate more with congressional investigations, although that seems unlikely to happen with this president.

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