Nearly 60% Of Americans Want Trump Either Impeached Or Formally Censured

Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0/Flickr

In a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, 59 percent of voters said Congress should take action against President Trump.

A majority of U.S. voters would like to see President Donald Trump either impeached or formally censured, a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found, with nearly 60 percent of those surveyed indicating some form of action should be taken.

From The Hill:

Asked whether Trump should be impeached and removed from office for his actions, censured by Congress of whether Congress should take no action, 39 percent of respondents said that Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

But such an undertaking is unlikely to be successful, The Hill noted, as Democratic leadership in the House — where impeachment is initiated and Democrats will gain the majority in January — has said the move is not being seriously considered at this time.

Further, in order for Trump to be removed from office, two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote to convict — an unlikely outcome in a legislative body home to 53 Republicans.

Twenty percent said that lawmakers should vote to formally censure the president.

Forty-one percent of respondents said that Congress should take no action against the president, according to the survey of 1,473 registered voters.

Read more results here.