Nearly half of voters in a new HuffPost-YouGov poll say they approve of the House’s decision to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump chats with attorney Alan Dershowitz at Mar-a-Lago Extreme weather in 2019 broke over 120,000 records in US: report Yang asks ‘Where’s Tulsi?’ after video of Democratic candidates leaves her out MORE.
The poll found that 49 percent of voters approve of impeachment, while 42 percent disapprove. Nine percent are unsure.
The poll also found that 47 of voters percent think Trump should be removed from office, compared to 42 percent who do not think he should be removed from office. Eleven percent are not sure.
Support of impeachment is highly partisan, with 89 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents surveyed saying they approve of impeachment and 85 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents saying they disapprove.
The House voted nearly along party lines last Wednesday to approve the two articles of impeachment against Trump, setting the stage for a Senate trial.
That trial is likely to take place in January, but the timing is uncertain because Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNew poll shows nearly half of voters approve of Trump’s impeachment Trump, first lady attend Christmas Eve services in Florida Democratic strategist: Impeachment is ‘moral obligation’ MORE (D-Calif.) has withheld sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate to try to win leverage in a battle with Republicans over rules for the trial. The House accused Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
For the president to be removed from office, more than two-thirds of the GOP-led Senate would have to vote for his ouster following a trial in the upper chamber.
The new poll from HuffPost and YouGov comes after a recent survey from Politico and Morning Consult found that 52 percent of voters support the House’s decision to impeach Trump and that 51 percent would support a decision by the Senate to remove him.
The new HuffPost-YouGov poll was conducted between Dec. 20 and Dec. 22 among 1,000 U.S. adults. The poll has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.