Most voters cannot think of anything the president could do that would change their approval of his performance in the Oval Office, a new poll revealed on Nov. 5.
The latest Monmouth University Poll found 62 percent of a national random sample audience of 908 adults would keep thinking highly of Donald Trump no matter what he did. The figure represented a 12 percent increase on the previous poll held back in January 2019 and was 1 percent up on the August 2018 result.
Respondents also believed the president should remain in office with 51 percent agreeing Trump should not be impeached and compelled the leave the presidency. The sentiment was consistently reflected in 10 consecutive polls that date back to July 2017. The greatest support for the president to stay in office (59 percent) was recorded in November 2018 and both June and August 2019.
In addition to this, 44 percent of them did not trust the way the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry had been conducted so far compared to 24 percent who trusted it a lot.
One observation that bothered 60 percent of respondents was how the Democrats in Congress appeared to be more interested in taking down Trump. Only 31 percent thought the Democrats were objectively examining facts of the president’s diplomatic relations with Ukraine.
The result came after the Monmouth University Polling Institute conducted live telephone surveys with a variety of people aged 18 and older, between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3. This included 364 live interviews on landline numbers and 544 live interviews on cellphone, in English.
“Telephone numbers were selected through random digit dialing and landline respondents were selected with a modified Troldahl-Carter youngest adult household screen,” the institute said on its website.
The institute noted Trump’s approval rating continues to enjoy stability even though the ongoing impeachment inquiry has intensified. The poll clearly showed there is “not a great deal of public trust” in how the investigation process is unfolding.
“Whether you feel that Trump’s [alleged] request was appropriate or not, the conversation clearly involved some form of quid pro quo based on statements directly from the White House,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said in a statement.
The poll was released soon after all but two Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to proceed with an impeachment inquiry. The vote received no support from Republicans, many of whom have publicly expressed their solidarity with Trump.
The White House maintains Trump is innocent and the Democrats are just using the probe in an attempt to change the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
“The president has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement obtained by the Daily Wire. “The Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American.”