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New CNBC survey says 44% Americans favour US President Donald Trump impeachment

Updated : October 02, 2019 04:27 PM IST

According to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey, 47 percent Americans are opposing the impeachment hearings of Donald Trump and 44 percent are in favour after the US House of Representatives launched a formal impeachment inquiry against US President.

As the impeachment rhetoric against Donald Trump grows louder, US President on Tuesday denounced the impeachment inquiry threatening his presidency as a "coup," as his administration pushed back hard against the investigation.

As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the....

Trump's comments came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed to prevent or delay five former or current State Department staffers from testifying in the investigation probing accusations that Trump abused his office by seeking dirt from Ukraine on a 2020 election rival.

Trump faces the possibility of becoming only the third president ever impeached by Congress, which could lead to his going on trial in the Senate.

Democrats decided last week to seek impeachment after a whistleblower complaint, supported by a White House call transcript, showed Trump pressuring Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to supply him with politically useful information on Democratic former vice president Joe Biden.
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