President Donald Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey isn't sitting well with Americans.
According to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling, more Americans support Trump's impeachment than oppose it for the first time since his inauguration.
The Democratic firm found that 48 percent of respondents want Trump impeached, while 41 percent do not want to remove the president from office. The Independent reported that, just three months earlier, that same poll found that Americans were evenly split on the issue.
The research was collected between May 12 and May 14, just days after Trump fired Comey. The results of the poll echo Trump's dismal approval ratings after he abruptly dismissed the controversial former FBI director. Of those who felt knowledgeable of the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing, 53 percent said they disapproved of Trump's decision, while only 33 percent supported the president. The most recent Gallup poll shows that a whopping 57 percent of Americans disapprove of his job performance overall.
Public Policy Polling was found to be one of the most accurate polling companies by the Wall Street Journal in 2008. However, like many other national polls, Public Policy Polling severely underestimated Trump's presence in swing states that ultimately won him the 2016 presidential election. With years of accuracy under their belt (aside from the election that shook the world), their findings could point to a bleak future for the Trump administration.
The firm's findings missed Trump's alleged leaking of classified intelligence to Russia by mere days. It would be interesting to see what that same poll would look like now.
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