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Poll: 52% of Americans support Trump’s impeachment and removal

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A majority of Americans support believe President Trump should be removed from office, a new poll by Politico and Morning Consult found.

The share of Americans who want Trump removed from office has climbed since the House’s impeachment proceedings concluded on Wednesday. Another Politico/Morning Consult poll taken before the impeachment vote on December 14-15 found that 50% of Americans supported Trump’s impeachment, compared with 52% in the most recent poll.

Like the impeachment vote itself, public support for Trump’s removal falls largely along party lines. Eighty-five percent of Democrats agree with the House’s decision to impeach, compared with only 16% of Republicans.

Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached following a vote in the House on Wednesday. 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 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has yet to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The voters polled by Politico and Morning Consult were more divided on Trump’s reelection prospects. Sixty-four percent of Republicans surveyed said the impeachment would strengthen Trump’s reelection bid, while 55% said the inquiry would hurt his campaign. The Virginia-based news outlet and the marketing researching firm interviewed 1,991 registered voters online between December 19 and 20.

The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.

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