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Poll finds 47% of Americans favor Trump conviction in impeachment trial

By Chris Kahn

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

 

(Reuters) - Just under half of Americans think former U.S. President Donald Trump should be convicted in his Senate impeachment trial after the first day of the historic proceedings, according to an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters released on Wednesday, with opinions split along party lines.

 

Most respondents in the national online poll - 79% - said they had already made up their minds about conviction before this week, with the rest doing so this week.

 

The poll found that 71% of respondents said they were paying either "a lot" or "some" attention to the trial, which was triggered by the House of Representatives impeachment of Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection relating to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that left five people dead.

 

The other 29% of respondents said they were giving the trial "little" to "almost none" of their attention.

 

In the poll, 47% of respondents said Trump, a Republican who left office on Jan. 20, should be convicted, including about seven in 10 of those who identified as Democrats and about two in 10 of those who identified as Republicans. Another 40%, including about seven in 10 Republicans and about two in 10 Democrats, said Trump should not be convicted, and 13% of respondents said they were "not sure" about conviction.

 

The results of the poll were similar to other surveys on the subject conducted in January.

 

The poll showed that Americans were again divided along party lines when asked whether Trump should be allowed to hold public office again. Altogether, 51% said Trump should not be allowed to hold office in the future, while 38% said he should, and 10% said they were not sure.

 

The poll was conducted on Tuesday evening after the first full day of the trial ended. It gathered responses from 500 adults between the ages of 18 and 65. It was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States and has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of about 6 percentage points.

 

(For full results of the poll see https://tmsnrt.rs/36YZnA2)

 

The Democratic-led House impeached Trump on Jan. 13 on a charge arising from his incendiary speech to thousands of supporters shortly before the Capitol siege in which he repeated his false claims that the Nov. 3 election was stolen from him and urged them to go to the Capitol and "fight like hell."

 

A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, clashed with police, interrupted the formal congressional certification of President Joe Biden's election victory and sent lawmakers into hiding for their own safety.

 

On Tuesday's first day of proceedings, House impeachment managers made an emotional appeal to senators, presenting video clips of Trump's remarks to his supporters and the subsequent violence. The Senate rejected a challenge that the trial was unconstitutional because Trump already has left office.

 

(Reporting by Chris Kahn; Editing by Will Dunham)

 

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I am watching the Senate Trial an the case made , step by step, documented, I can't see  how anyone could think that trump should not be accountable. 

It is sickening that that's my country. 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

In the poll, 47% of respondents said Trump, a Republican who left office on Jan. 20, should be convicted,

Well I guess that means 53% support the insurrection! 🤔 That's rather sad!

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Trump is lucky it’s the USA most places he would be in solitary or worse the dudes a straight up traitor in my book he tryed to rig the election when that failed he tryed to steal it not to mention he is incapable of working within the confines of the constitution and worse enough!

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50 minutes ago, JonnyF said:

500 people in an online survey? Wow, no expense spared on this one. I had a larger sample in my University dissertation.😆

 

It is certainly a survey of no statiscal significance

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Trump got away with it the first time with the Keiv  phone call Were held back hundreds of millions of dollars and helped Russia this time it was 100% proof on TV what he did for a president to do a jump stand and I only should be impeached he should never be able to run for federal office again he will go down as the worst president in the history of America

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2 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Well I guess that means 53% support the insurrection! 🤔 That's rather sad!

If i read it correct. It said 40% said they do not agree. But thats still a scary high number.

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Trump is a good, decent, moral, honest, hard working, smart  man who was sacrificing his own fortune for the good of the American people and is being forced to suffer  horrible indignities by power hungry corrupt democrats.  Hopwever,  he accepts their hatred with grace and style.  How could anyone not admire Donald Trump and the fine men in the Sentate who support him?

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Terribly depressing that with the overwhelming evidence against Trump that only 49% of the population think he should be convicted.

As for the Senate ""trial"" Republican senators are much more concerned with their future well being than that of justice being served.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Poll finds 47% of Americans favor Trump conviction in impeachment trial

the usa are essentially a plutocracy! all those republicans know convicting trump means, roughly speaking, the end of their career because the former president is reportedly very rich. and  we know money regulates usa politics

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2 minutes ago, Jonnapat said:

Terribly depressing that with the overwhelming evidence against Trump that only 49% of the population think he should be convicted.

As for the Senate ""trial"" Republican senators are much more concerned with their future well being than that of justice being served.

Democracy in USA has taken a serious setback by Trumpism and gave the non democratic countries something to gloat over. The political image of America is a laughing stock to the world.

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DT said this would be the most corrupt election the country had ever seen, and he made good on that, for once.  Promises made, promises kept.

 

 

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This tells me that all the US people who voted for Biden did so due to an unhealthy disliking of Trump. I know some anti-Trump supremacists in California who are all very spiritual but wish for nasty things to happen to Trump, going against all their spiritual teachings. 

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in US politics, such polls have very limited effect on Senators - who listen to their voters, first and foremost

not the national views, nor national implications, nor the impact on the nation, etc. etc. These senators have been trained to respect donors first and voters second. Let us not kid ourselves

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2 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:

this is about Trump, his words, his actions and his supporters.

 

Yep, and by isolating the events leading up to what happened at the capital and excising your sides violence and destruction over the years, you prove the point of my post to the letter. 

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5 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Well I guess that means 53% support the insurrection! 🤔 That's rather sad!

 

4 hours ago, JonnyF said:

500 people in an online survey? Wow, no expense spared on this one. I had a larger sample in my University dissertation.😆

 

The ubject survey seems inconsistent at the very least.

47% favor Trump conviction yet 51% favor ban from holding federal office. But the latter requires the former. 

So shouldn't 47% be at least 51%?

 

Likely the answer is that not all respondent answered both questions. Normally not allowed in a professional survey.

CBS poll shows 56% (majority of Americans) favor conviction which would be more consistent with the online survey of 51% favoring ban.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/impeachment-trial-conviction-opinion-poll/

 

 

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2 hours ago, ricklev said:

Trump is a good, decent, moral, honest, hard working, smart  man who was sacrificing his own fortune for the good of the American people and is being forced to suffer  horrible indignities by power hungry corrupt democrats.  Hopwever,  he accepts their hatred with grace and style.  How could anyone not admire Donald Trump and the fine men in the Sentate who support him?

A lot of comic absurdity there.  I think my favorite is where you associate "grace and style" with Trump.

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1 hour ago, Pique Dard said:

the usa are essentially a plutocracy! all those republicans know convicting trump means, roughly speaking, the end of their career because the former president is reportedly very rich. and  we know money regulates usa politics

He may be rich now, but after the civil court cases are heard he will probably not have anything like as much money.

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2 minutes ago, billd766 said:

He may be rich now, but after the civil court cases are heard he will probably not have anything like as much money.

Never mind, he can always borrow from Ivanka and Jared! Little Don and Ec would'nt be short either, I would imagine!

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6 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Well I guess that means 53% support the insurrection! 🤔 That's rather sad!

 

It absolutely does not necessarily mean that.      You don't take into account those undecided or would rather not say.

 

 

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