Score one for Robert Mueller and the idea that American President’s are NOT Kings in the American public’s eyes….
Such a large plurality means that even Trump supporters don’t want him to let himself off the hook if he is found to have broke the law….
A large majority of Americans say that presidents should not have the power to pardon themselves, and the results cross political affiliations.
According to a new Associated Press-NORC poll, 85 percent of Americans say that it would be unacceptable for presidents to issue themselves a pardon, and 76 percent said that Congress should impeach any president who did.
“As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” he tweeted.
The AP-NORC poll did not ask about Trump by name, but several respondents spoke about him in follow-up interviews, including Trump voters who said that while they supported the president, a self-pardon would cross a line.
“No one’s above the law,” one Republican respondent told the AP. “Not even the president.”
A poll released earlier this week from USA Today/Suffolk University found that 58 percent of Americans would support impeachment for Trump if he pardoned himself in the Russia investigation….