Editor's Brief

Yes. Trump’s Numbers Are Slipping

TOPSHOT - A fly rests on US President Donald Trump's hair as he speaks during an event commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly in Jamestown, Virginia on July 30, 2019. - T... TOPSHOT - A fly rests on US President Donald Trump's hair as he speaks during an event commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly in Jamestown, Virginia on July 30, 2019. - Trump visited the site of the first permanent English settlement in the United States to mark 400 years of representative democracy, but black state lawmakers boycotted the event in protest at what many say is his open racism. The political firestorm has engulfed the Republican leader over the last week, yet he appeared in no hurry to calm things down at the ceremony in Jamestown, Virginia. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 23, 2019 11:17 a.m.

The overall story in what we might call the Trump Impeachment Era is that support for impeachment and removal from office has grown steadily since Speaker Pelosi announced the inquiry on September 24. Trump’s approval hasn’t really fallen. But now basically everyone who doesn’t approve of Trump either strongly disapproves or wants him impeached and removed from office.

But even this isn’t quite true. Both RCP and 538 show Trump’s support falling about three percentage points over the last months. Both show a peak on September 24 (which semi-coincidentally is the very day Pelosi announced the Impeachment inquiry) steadily falling about three percentage points until today.

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