By Francesca Chambers, Senior White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:14 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 20:14 BST, 1 October 2019
Impeachment support is on the rise but a majority of Americans do not believe that Congress should forcibly remove Donald Trump from office.
In a Monmouth University poll published on Tuesday, 52 percent of people survey said Trump should not be impeached and removed from office, in spite of a call with the Ukrainian president most voters deemed in appropriate.
Nearly two-thirds, 63 percent, said it was 'not appropriate' for Trump to request that Volodmyr Zelensky look into corruption allegations levied at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Impeachment support is on the rise but a majority of Americans do not believe that Congress should forcibly remove Donald Trump from office
However, just 44 percent of all voters and 41 percent of self-identified independents said he should be convicted of high crimes and misdemeanors, in light of that information.
The percentage of voting-age adults who believe Trump should be compelled to quit did increase by 9 percent since August to 44 percent now in the survey.
It is driven by Democrats, 77 percent of whom say he should be tried and convicted now versus 69 percent in August.
Independents remain unconvinced that Trump is guilty of crimes and mirror the average in the Monmouth poll. Even among independents impeachment had a 10 percent rise since the call.
In the rolling poll that began before the release of the whistle-blower complaint and a rough transcript of Trump's call, many voters surveyed claimed not to know very much about the circumstances that lead to the impeachment inquiry, indicating that public opinion will continue shift in future