While Democrats have the majority in the House to impeach President Trump, in order to actually remove Trump from office, they would need 20 GOP Senators to vote along with all Democrats and Independents to side with Trump removal.
A new poll showing the majority of Republicans believe Trump is a better leader than Abraham Lincoln is a bad omen for Democrats’ hopes of achieving this unlikely feat.
The stunning Economist/YouGov poll had Trump beating Lincoln as the “better president” by a margin of 53% to 47%.
Last August, CNN produced a segment ripping Trump for comparing himself to Lincoln.
Fifty-three percent of Republicans said Trump was a better president when compared to Lincoln, while 47 percent chose the Civil War-era leader.
Lincoln still overwhelmingly beats Trump among all Americans, 75 percent to 25 percent, with the vast majority of Democrats and Independents choosing the former president.
While impeachment and other controversies surrounding Trump continue to dominate headlines, polls have shown the president maintaining a strong approval rating among Republicans.
The Economist/YouGov poll found that 87 percent of those in the GOP either somewhat or strongly approve of the job he’s doing as president.
Trump in the past has boasted of his approval rating within the party, comparing it to Lincoln.
“You know, a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party,” Trump said in a July interview with The Sun newspaper in the U.K.
“Beating Lincoln,” Trump added, without clarifying to which poll he was referring. “I beat our Honest Abe.”