Support for Trump impeachment rises, new poll shows

Rudolph W. Giuliani arrives at the Trump Tower for meetings on Nov. 17 2016 in New York

Rudolph W. Giuliani arrives at the Trump Tower for meetings on Nov. 17 2016 in New York

After President Donald Trump blasted Fox News, his usual favorite network, for a poll showing record support for his impeachment, a historian fact-checked the commander in chief by sharing screenshots of how he contradicted himself by praising the network on multiple occasions in the past. It's unclear what was discussed or who was there for it, but one could imagine the conversation fell into coddling Trump's bruised ego.

Kruse's screenshots included a half dozen tweets from when he was campaigning, which was after "the day I announced I was running for President", as he tweeted on Thursday.

Democrats who have accused Trump of abusing his office throughout his first term believe they have finally cornered the president with the impeachment probe.

"Whoever their Pollster is, they suck", Trump exclaimed. "But Fox News is also much different than it used to be in the good old days", Trump tweeted.

Trump then launched a series of personal attacks at Fox News personalities whose opinions he views as unfavorable, including Judge Andrew Napolitano, who has described the president's call with Ukraine as criminal.

But, as with most political issues in today's environment, views of the Republican president and impeachment are intensely polarized.

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Some Democrats have wanted to impeach Trump forever.

The poll also showed an increase in support for impeachment across a number of demographics compared with July. The poll has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points for all registered voters. When asked, "How much do you trust Congress: A great deal, a good amount, not very much, not at all?"

According to The New York Times, she told legislators that she was forced from her job as a result of "false claims".

In a blistering letter to Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden's deputy campaign manager says the paper has played a key role in spreading a "baseless conspiracy theory" about the former VP-namely, the allegations about profiteering by Hunter Biden that are at the heart of the impeachment saga.

Democrats are investigating Mr. Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who now sits near the top of the Democratic pack. "The favor he sought was dirt on Biden".

Overall in primetime, Fox News easily won with 4.30 million viewers to MSNBC's 2.77 million and CNN's 1.23 million. Among voters in counties where the difference between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was within 10 points during the 2016 election, support for impeachment has jumped from 42 percent in July to 52 percent now.

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