CNN poll: 51 percent want Senate to remove Trump from office

Catherine Garcia

A new CNN poll out Monday shows that 51 percent of Americans think the Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump from office during his upcoming impeachment trial.

Meanwhile, 45 percent believe the Senate should vote against conviction and removal. Almost 69 percent say the trial should include testimony from new witnesses who did not appear before House impeachment investigators. Republicans are split on whether there should be witnesses in the trial — 48 percent are in favor of new witnesses, while 44 percent are not.

This was the first major national phone poll conducted since the articles of impeachment were sent to the Senate and Lev Parnas, the indicted Rudy Giuliani associate, appeared on cable news shows and implicated Trump in the Ukraine pressure campaign. The poll was conducted by SSRS from Jan. 16 to 19, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

More stories from theweek.com
Saudis get dragged for requesting an investigation of 'absurd' claims crown prince hacked Jeff Bezos' phone
White House counsel falsely claims Adam Schiff blocked Republicans from attending classified impeachment meetings
Report: Several Senate Democrats are talking about trading the testimony of Hunter Biden for John Bolton