Majority of Voters Support Trump Impeachment in New Poll

And would approve of the Senate removing the Trump from office.

President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 20, 2019. SMG/ZUMA

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A slim majority of registered voters support the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Donald Trump, and would also approve if the Senate decides to remove him from office, a new poll finds.

The results come in a new survey from Morning Consult and Politico conducted following Wednesday’s impeachment vote. The Democratic-controlled House approved two articles of impeachment against Trump; one for abuse of power and another for obstruction of Congress. No Republicans supported them, and the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, is expected to acquit Trump. 

According to the poll, registered voters approve of the House impeachment vote 52 percent to 43 percent, with independents supporting impeachment 48 percent to 41 percent. On the Senate’s upcoming trial of the president, the next phase of the impeachment process, 52 percent of respondents would support removal from office while 42 percent would oppose it. 

The Morning Consult/Politico survey is slightly more negative for the president than others. An average of impeachment polls shows voters deadlocked on the issue, with about 47 percent supporting impeachment and 46 percent opposing it.

The timing of the Senate’s trial is uncertain, delayed because of stalled negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over calling witnesses, which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants Republicans to agree to in advance of the trial.

According to the poll, a majority want witnesses to testify. Fifty-four percent believe the Senate should have witnesses because the administration did not furnish all witnesses to House investigators, while 27 percent believe the House gathered all relevant information and no additional witnesses are needed.

Read the full poll here.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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