NEW YORK — A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that Democrats and Republicans are more likely to believe that President Donald Trump should face impeachment than that Trump should not.
In the NBC News-Wall Street Post poll released Monday, 52 percent of respondents said Trump should step down, while 39 percent said he should not and 26 percent said neither should.
Democrats, independents and Republicans agreed that Trump is likely to be impeachable.
Independents and Republicans also were split on that question.
The poll also found that 53 percent of Democrats said that Trump could be impeaching his Justice Department, while 43 percent said that he should be able to continue.
The same percentage of Democrats and Democrats said Trump could continue his presidency as president even though he is likely guilty of a crime.
When the NBC/WSJ poll was last done in March, Republicans were more likely than Democrats to believe Trump should go to trial for his alleged crimes, but Democrats and Independants were divided.
In March, more Democrats than Republicans thought Trump should stand trial, but independents and Democrats were split.
The NBC/Wall St Journal poll of 1,000 likely voters was conducted Oct. 20-22, 2017.