Poll Suggests Majority Of Americans Want Donald Trump Convicted At Impeachment Trial
A new poll conducted in the United States suggests that more than half of the population want former President Donald Trump to be convicted, as his second impeachment trial begins this coming Tuesday.
Trump stands accused of inciting the now-infamous insurrection that took place in Washington DC on 6 January, when his supporters stormed the Capitol Building, causing a whole heap of damage and a number of deaths.
This time around, it seems as if the majority of regular Americans want Trump to be found guilty, with 56 percent of those polled by ABC News and Ipsos Poll wanting a conviction to be handed down.
As per ABC: "Compared to public attitudes in the early days of his first impeachment trial, support for the Senate convicting Trump is higher now.
"In an ABC News/Washington Post poll published in late January 2020, when the first trial was ongoing but before senators had voted, 47% of Americans said the Senate should vote to remove Trump from office and 49% said he should not be removed.
"But in this latest poll, 56% of Americans say Trump should be convicted and barred from holding office again, and 43% say he should not be.
"The new poll was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos' KnowledgePanel."
As well as his impeachment trial, it has also been suggested that Trump should face criminal investigation into his role in the 6 January events.
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Liz Cheney, one of the most senior Republicans - Trump's party, let's not forget - in the House of Representatives, raised the possibility earlier today, citing a tweet that the President sent in which he called his own Vice President Mike Pence a 'coward'.
Cheney made a specific reference to the 'massive criminal investigation' that is ongoing following the Capitol riots.
She added that 'every aspect' of what went on that day should be looked at and 'everyone who was involved' should be investigated.
Referring directly to Trump, she said: "People will want to know what the president was doing,
"They will want to know whether the tweet that he sent out calling Vice President Mike Pence a coward while the attack was underway was a premeditated attempt to provoke violence."
Cheney is among those who voted for Trump's impeachment, an act that saw others within her party attempt to remove her from her position within the house.
Explaining her decision, she said: "The oath I took to the constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment - it does not bend to partisanship or political pressure, and I will stand by that."
The trial begins on Tuesday.
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