Forty-two percent of Americans think President Donald Trump should be impeached, a six-point percent increase since November, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
The poll was conducted from March 1-4 following explosive congressional testimony by Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.
Additional findings include:
- Trump's approval rating ticked up 3 percentage points to 44 percent since late January.
- 40 percent of independents and 75 percent of Democrats support impeachment, compared with 91 percent of Republicans who are against it.
- 44 percent of Americans believe Cohen's claim Trump reimbursed him for hush money payments to hide an affair.
- 52 percent say keeping Trump in check should be a major priority for Congress.
- 53 percent say special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election should continue.
- 68 percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing
"There doesn't seem to be much in the Cohen testimony that raised new questions for the vast majority of Americans. But this small shift toward expressing no opinion could indicate a crack as doubts emerge among some Trump defenders. It could also revert back to support for the president as future news cycles turn our attention elsewhere," said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
The Polling Institute's major focus is New Jersey but also conducts policy research and election polls throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
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