Support among voters to impeach President Trump has reached an all-time high, according the results of a national poll released Tuesday.
Forty-nine percent of voters support impeaching Trump, but 41 percent oppose, a Public Policy Polling survey found. Additionally, Trump’s approval rating is dropping. Whereas, in September, 42 percent approved and 53 percent disapproved, he now faces 38 percent approval and 56 percent disapproval.
A plurality of voters for the sixth consecutive month has responded favorably toward the notion of impeachment, and this latest poll is the closest to a majority yet.
Additionally, the poll found that even if it is revealed the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, nearly 80 percent of Trump voters believe the president should remain in office and 75 percent of voters said Russian interference was “fake news.” Seven percent of Trump voters responded that they believed collusion on the part of the campaign did exist.
However, the poll was conducted from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, prior to the federal Russia inquiry indictments of former Trump campaign officials, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and prior to the unsealing of a document showing campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his communications with the Russians.
The poll surveyed 582 registered voters and had a margin of error of 4.1 percent.