Poll: 75% Of Voters Want New Witnesses Called In Trump Impeachment Trial
As the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump reaches a crucial inflection point, three-quarters of registered voters think witnesses should be allowed to testify, according to CNN.
This includes 49 percent of Republicans who think witnesses should be allowed to testify, 75 percent of independents, and 95 percent of Democrats.
The trial moves on to a 16-hour period for senators to ask questions, after President Donald Trump’s legal team ended their opening arguments Tuesday afternoon. A vote on whether to bring witnesses would follow, and has taken on new importance in the wake of news reports on former national security adviser John Bolton’s new book.
Bolton writes in his unpublished manuscript that Trump told him in August that he was withholding $391 million in aid until Ukraine announced a probe into the Bidens.
Between 52 and 54 percent of voters say that Trump has abused his power, isn’t telling the truth about his actions and has obstructed Congress. Another 52 percent believe the Trump administration’s withholding of U.S. aid to Ukraine was not justified, while 34 percent say it was.
The poll was conducted by Quinnipiac University by telephone January 22 through 27 among 1,905 self-identified registered voters nationwide.