Belief that voter fraud led to Biden win persists among 1 in 3 A clear majority of Americans support the second impeachment of former president Donald Trump. A majority also wants the Senate to convict him and bar him from holding office in the future according to the latest Monmouth University Poll , although most Republicans remain in his corner. Confidence in the 2020 election has ticked up since November, although a third of the public continues to believe that Joe Biden only won the presidency due to voter fraud. The poll also finds that Trump ended his presidency with…READ MORE: https://northdenvernews.com/majority-support-trump-impeachment-and-removal/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=majority-support-trump-impeachment-and-removal
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Belief that voter fraud led to Biden win persists among 1 in 3 A clear majority of Americans support the second impeachment of former president Donald Trump. A majority also wants the Senate to convict him and bar him from holding office in the future according to the latest Monmouth University Poll , although most Republicans remain in his corner. Confidence in the 2020 election has ticked up since November, although a third of the public continues to believe that Joe Biden only won the presidency due to voter fraud. The poll also finds that Trump ended his presidency with a midrange approval rating but a high-end disapproval number.
A majority (56%) of Americans approve of the House of Representatives impeaching Trump for incitement of insurrection, while 42% disapprove. When the House impeached Trump the first time, 53% approved and 46% disapproved (January 2020). Partisan approval for the second impeachment stands at 92% among Democrats (versus 94% one year ago for the first impeachment), 52% among independents (51% in January 2020), and 13% among Republicans (versus 8% in January 2020). When asked to characterize the incitement of insurrection charge, 53% say Trump’s conduct was definitely grounds for impeachment, 30% say some of his conduct was improper but did not rise to the level of impeachment, and 15% maintain he did nothing wrong. After Trump was acquitted in his first impeachment trial last year, 46% said his actions in that case were impeachable, 30% said they were improper but not impeachable, and 22% said he did nothing wrong (February 2020). Currently, 36% of Republicans say Trump did nothing wrong regarding the insurrection charge, which is down from 56% who said he did nothing wrong regarding the first impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
“There is somewhat more agreement that Trump did something wrong than there was with the first impeachment. But there are still a good number of Republican stalwarts who continue to stand with the former president regardless,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
Just over half (52%) of the American public wants the U.S. Senate to convict Trump on the impeachment charge, while 44% do not. As a point of comparison, 49% supported removing Trump from office via impeachment in January 2020, while 48% were opposed. Of course, Trump cannot be removed from office now, but he can be barred from holding federal office in the future. Support for the Senate taking this action stands at 57%, compared with 41% who oppose this move. This latter action needs to be preceded by an impeachment conviction. When the small number of poll participants who initially opposed conviction but favored a ban on future office-holding were informed of this fact, support for conviction on the impeachment charge increased by three points to 55%.
The impeachment charge is tied to false claims designed to undermine public faith in the 2020 presidential election. Currently, 54% are very confident that the election was conducted fairly and accurately, which is up from 44% in mid-November. Another 12% are somewhat confident and 9% are not too confident, while 25% remain not at all confident – which is down slightly from 29% in November.
Despite the increase in confidence about the election, about one-third (32%) of the public believe that Biden only won the election due to voter fraud, while 65% believe he won it “fair and square.” This result is virtually unchanged from November when 34% believed that fraud determined the outcome or that Biden’s victory would b…
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