In a burst of early morning tweets, Trump praised the performance of Republicans who defended him during Thursday’s marathon meeting of the House Judiciary Committee, calling them “warriors.”
“The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday,” he tweeted. “It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!”
In another tweet, Trump claimed that poll numbers “have gone through the roof in favor of No Impeachment especially with Swing States and Independents in Swing States.”
It was not clear what polls Trump was citing. Two national polls released this week showed a bare majority opposed to ousting Trump from office.
Forty-five percent of Americans say that Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 50 percent disagree, according to a Monmouth University poll.
A Quinnipiac University poll showed that 45 percent of registered voters say Trump should be impeached and removed, while 51 percent say he should not be.
Some other recent polls have shown a somewhat different picture.
An Economist-YouGov poll released this week, for example, showed that 44 percent of Americans support the Senate removing Trump if he is impeached by the House, while 40 percent are opposed.
In his tweets, Trump also repeated a claim that his job approval stands at 95 percent among fellow Republicans. That claim is not supported by any public polling.