The Americans disagreed over impeaching President Donald Trump, with a majority preferring to have Barack Obama back in the White House in a new public Policy Poll released on Friday Larger percentage of the Americans preferred Hillary Clinton over the embattled billionaire and mogul who assumed office in January 20, 2017.
The new National poll data depict a major rise in Trump’s disapproval rating while 46 percent are for impeaching the 45th president and the same percentage are against the extreme measure. PPP’s first poll showed 44 percent both approved and disapproved of Trump, but now his approval rating has slipped to 43 percent and disapproval has reached 53 percent.
In turn, 52 percent of those polled would rather have Obama back in the Oval Office, compared to 44 percent who don’t. Forty-nine percent would rather have Clinton at the helm of the executive branch. At first, only 65 percent of Clinton voters were for impeaching Trump but that figure has since climbed to a commanding 83 percent.
The national poll, which surveyed 712 registered voters between Feb. 7 and 8, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent. Eighty percent of the respondents were surveyed over the phone and the remaining 20 percent online.
“It only took three weeks in office for half the country to decide it wants to impeach Donald Trump,” Dean Debnam, president of PPP, said. “Voters who didn’t like Trump but were willing to give him a chance have quickly decided he’s not fit to hold the office.”
The Public Policy Poll also found that majority of America were against a number of the key issues and executive orders Trump has pushed through during his first month in office. Trump has reportedly said his immigration ban was intended to make the country safer from terrorists, but 66 percent of Americans already believe the country is safe compared to only 23 percent who think it’s unsafe. Only 45 percent were in favor of the ban, compared to 49 percent against.