President Trump went on the offensive this week as he called Democratic efforts to impeach him a “disgrace” that had energized his base like he’s “never seen before.”
Trump told the Washington Examiner during an 80-minute interview the proceedings are a personal insult, and he is sure voters agree with him. He said, “I think [impeachment is] a very dirty word, it’s a word that I can’t believe that the do-nothing Democrats are trying to pin on me, and it’s a disgrace. And I think it’s going to backfire on them … I did nothing wrong, and for them to do this is a disgrace. To me, the word impeachment’s a very ugly word.”
However, the polling on impeachment is not as cut and dried as the President suggests. When all the major impeachment polls are considered together, the numbers have fluctuated over the last three weeks until settling at 48.1% in favor of the impeachment hearings in Congress. His job approval remains steady at 43%.
While the mainstream media would have the public believe the Republican Party will abandon Trump, his approval ratings among his base are at a powerful 83%. Party unity is solid with House Republicans voting unanimously against the impeachment resolution. Trump said his base is more unified than ever.
Watch the video and see what Trump supporters at a recent rally told Daily Caller it would take for them to support impeachment.