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An Insane Number Of Dems Would Stop Drinking To See Trump Impeached, Poll Shows

What would it take for you to quit drinking?

A million dollars? A trip around the world? A different president?

The vast majority of Democrats are apparently so fed up with President Donald Trump, they'd be willing to give up drinking altogether to see him removed from the White House.

A survey released Thursday, July 13, by Detox.net, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation group, showed roughly three out of four Democrats — a whopping 73 percent — would quit drinking for the rest of their lives to see President Trump impeached tomorrow.

Interestingly, the survey also showed 17 percent of Republicans said they'd also give up drinking to see Trump impeached.

At the same time, according to the poll, roughly 31 percent of Republicans would quite drinking if it meant the media would stop writing negative things about the president. Only six percent of Democrats felt the same way.

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This poll has emerged during a chaotic week for the Trump administration.

Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has generated controversy over the past week or so in relation to a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer linked to the Kremlin during the U.S. presidential campaign.

Trump Jr. walked into the meeting under the impression the lawyer had information provided by the Russian government that would be damaging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and aid his father's candidacy.

Many have pointed to this is the first concrete proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In the midst of all this, Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman introduced an article of impeachment against Trump in Congress on Wednesday, July 11.

Sherman accused Trump of obstruction of justice over the controversial firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government.

With that said, impeachment is highly unlikely to occur anytime soon.

It's a rare and complex process.

Not to mention, the GOP currently controls Congress, and it would be very difficult to convince them to support removing a Republican president.

Long story short, it seems Democrats who drink alcohol will probably continue to hit the bottle.

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America is clearly super stressed.

People often say you should never mix alcohol and politics, and drinking is definitely not the best way to relieve anxiety. Studies have shown, however, that people sometimes drink to cope with stress.

And it's a surreal, stressful time in politics, to say the least. It often feels as if we can't even go a few hours without another crazy story involving the Trump administration.

Our country is seemingly trapped in a never-ending episode of House of Cards on steroids (you can't make this sh*t up).

A report released by the American Psychological Association (APA) in February 2017 showed a majority of Americans (57 percent) point to the current political climate as a “significant” source of their stress.

The APA report also showed 66 percent of Americans are stressed about the future of the country.

In short, Trump appears to have much of the country on edge, so much so many would make drastic changes to their lives to see him removed from office.

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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