Report: More Than Half Of Americans Approve Of Trump's Impeachment And Removal
The first poll conducted following the House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump revealed that a majority of American voters approve of both impeaching and removing Trump from office, according to USA Today.
The Politico/Morning Consult survey, conducted December 19-20, found that “52% of respondents said they supported the Houses' articles of impeachment, with 43% opposing”; further, “52% of respondents said they support Trump's impeachment and removal from office, while 42% disapproved.”
Those numbers shift as expected when broken down along party lines, the publication noted: “85% of Democrats approved of the House's passage of articles, whereas only 16% of Republicans approved.”
On Wednesday, Democrats in the House voted to approve two articles of impeachment against Trump: one for abuse of power and the other for obstruction of Congress.
Not a single Republican member of Congress voted in favor of impeaching the president.
The matter will now head to the Senate for trial, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he is coordinating with the White House on impeachment and would like to acquit Trump as quickly as possible.
McConnell and some other Republican senators have made no secret that they are not “impartial jurors” when it comes to removing Trump from office.
However, the Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 41 percent of those surveyed said they were more likely to vote for their senator if he or she supported impeachment. By comparison, 34 percent of respondents said it would make them less likely.
A Senate trial is expected to begin sometime after the new year.