FDU poll finds half of NJ residents support impeachment

Julie Daurio, Producer | October 9, 2019 | Politics

Fifty percent of New Jersey residents say they support impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump amid allegations the president has pressured foreign leaders for dirt on his political opponents.

That’s according to the latest Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll, which also finds 36% are opposed to impeachment, while another 12% are undecided.

Stances for and against impeachment break cleanly along party lines in the state, with 78% of Democrats in favor and 81% of Republicans against.

According to the survey, overall Trump remains unpopular in the Garden State, with public opinion of the president and the direction of the nation virtually unchanged since last year.

A majority, 57%, disapprove of the way Trump is doing his job, compared to 34% who approve of his leadership.

And in a state where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by nearly two to one, 56% say the country is on the wrong track.

But poll director Krista Jenkins says Trump still maintains a solid core of supporters here.

“Their steadfast loyalty to the president so far keeps New Jersey from turning a darker shade of blue,” she said.