A majority of Americans in a new poll support US president Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office
- A majority of Americans in a new poll by Politico and Morning Consultant support President Donald Trump's impeachment and believe he should be removed from office.
- The 52% of respondents who said they approved of Trump's impeachment marked a slight increase from before the House impeachment vote, according to Politico, which noted its previous polls had found slightly more support for Trump's impeachment than other polls.
- Trump now awaits trial in the Senate over the articles charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, a trial in which he is expected to be acquitted.
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A slight majority of Americans in a new poll by Politico and Morning Consult said President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
The share of Americans saying they approved of Trump's impeachment was also up slightly from the previous Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was taken before Wednesday's House impeachment vote.
Fifty-two percent of respondents in the new poll approved of Trump's impeachment. That was up slightly from 50% in the previous poll, though Politico noted that its polls had found a bit more support for impeachment than others had. Fifty-two percent of respondents in the latest poll also supported removing Trump from office.
Like the impeachment vote itself, respondents' views on Trump fell largely along party lines. Eighty-five percent of Democrats in the new poll agreed with the House's decision to impeach, compared with only 17% of Republicans.
Trump is the third president in US history to be impeached. The president now faces trial in the Senate, during which he is expected to be acquitted and maintain his post. The timing of the Senate trial is unclear, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. The articles charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The Virginia-based news outlet and the marketing researching firm interviewed 1,387 registered voters online Thursday and Friday.
The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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