Young Millennials Support Impeaching Trump

The country elected him, but maybe not for long. Legal setbacks on executive orders, ethical controversies involving senior officials, and an ongoing battle with the media have dominated the public discussion since January 21st. Amid a chaotic first 100 days, and a record low approval rating of 35%, calls for President Trump’s impeachment are growing. Whatsgoodly, a millennial polling company, sought out to find out how young millennials feel on this issue. As it turns out, young millennials support impeaching Trump.

When asked whether they “currently support impeaching President Trump”, young millennials overwhelmingly voted in favor of the idea. Out of the 1,050 surveyed, 49.1% of respondents support impeachment, while only 36.5% disapprove. 14.4% remain undecided.

Breaking down the results, it is clear more support exists among women with 57.3% approving of impeachment compared to 41.4% of men. 

Whatsgoodly decided to follow up the question by surveying young millennials on whether they believed that Trump would actually be impeached. Among the 1,067 respondents, almost half (45.4%) predict it will happen while 54.6% remain unconvinced.

As only two presidents in US history have ever been impeached, it is surprising to see such a large percentage predicting this outcome for President Trump. Similar to the first survey, a higher proportion of young millennial women (54.4%) believe in an inevitable impeachment compared to 36.9% of men. 

As young millennials continue to have a larger impact on US politics, it will be interesting to see how their influence affects D.C.

Methodology:

Results for these Whatsgoodly polls were collected between March 31, 2017, and April 5, 2017. 1,067 millennials responded to the question, “Do you think Trump will be impeached during his presidency?” and 1,050 millennials responded to the question, “Would you currently support impeaching Trump?” Whatsgoodly weights its samples by gender. Demographic weighting targets for this survey are based on the “2015 Annual Estimates of the Resident Population” US Census Bureau Report for the aged 18–24 years US population. For results based on the total sample of national millennials aged 18–24 years, the margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

Note:

Whatsgoodly correctly predicted the millennial vote of the 2016 election within 0.3% based on exit polls conducted by Edison Research.