More Republican voters now want president Donald Trump impeached and removed from office; says a new poll by Hill-HarrisX released on Monday, January 13.
Another poll, this one by Quinnipiac, found 51 per cent of voters approve of the impeachment of Trump by the House of Representatives on Dec. 18, 2019; while 46 per cent disapproved.
Trump was impeached for abuse of power. And obstruction of Congress.
The Hill-HarrisX poll says 17 per cent of Republican voters now support Trump’s impeachment; as well as removal from office. This figure is a three percentage point increase from a similar poll conducted in late October 2019.
The share of Democratic voters supporting impeachment comes to 80 per cent; down one point from October. On the other hand, the percentage of Independents backing impeachment rose one point to 42 per cent.
The Quinnipiac poll again confirms a rift along partisan political lines. Among Democrats, 91 per cent are okay with Trump’s impeachment; while 92 per cent of Republicans are against it.
As for Independents, 56 per cent of this swing bloc said they supported Trump’s impeachment. On the other hand, only 38 per cent said they disapproved it.
As for Trump’s impeachment by the Republican-controlled Senate; 46 per cent of respondents said Trump should be removed from office; while 48 per cent said otherwise.
Surprisingly, the poll showed an overwhelming majority (66 per cent); saying they’d like to see former national security adviser John Bolton testify in a Senate impeachment trial.
Thirty-nine per cent of Republicans said so; as did 71 per cent of Independents.
Bolton previously said he’d be willing to testify in a Senate trial; if he were issued a subpoena. Last week, Trump said he’d block Bolton from testifying.
The Quinnipiac survey found that voters are almost equally divided; over House majority leader Nancy Pelosi’s move to withhold the articles of impeachment from the Senate. The poll reveals 44 per cent saying they approved of Pelosi’s move; while 48 per cent said they opposed it.