A solid majority of Americans think Trump should be impeached and removed from office, new Insider poll shows
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- 55% percent of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new Insider poll.
- Meanwhile, 33% of Americans oppose impeachment and removal, the poll found.
- Trump is expected to be impeached in the House of Representatives on Wednesday in relation to his dealings with Ukraine.
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Insider asked Americans on both sides of the aisle: Do you think President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office?
Overall, 41% said "definitely yes" while 14% said "probably yes." Meanwhile, 24% said Trump should "definitely not" be impeached and removed, while 9% said "probably not."
In other words, about 33% of Americans oppose impeachment and removal, according to the poll.
Separately, Insider polled voters on if they believe Congress should at the very least impeach Trump, without inquiring as to whether he should be removed.
Voters were asked: Impeachment is the first step in the process of removing a president from office. Do you think the House of Representatives should impeach President Trump?
Overall, 49% of voters said they support the House impeaching Trump, while 31% said they oppose the move.
Split across partisan lines, 74% of GOP voters opposed the House impeachment Trump, compared to 76% of Democrats supporting the president's impeachment.
The figure is generally unchanged over the course of several polls: Since September 25, Insider has asked nine times if Americans support or oppose impeaching the president. The average of those polls has 47% in favor, 30% opposed, 13% neither supporting nor opposing and 10% who don't know. There has been no measurable shift since impeachment began.
On the other hand, since Insider first asked on Nov. 22, the percentage of people who think Trump should "definitely" be impeached and removed from office has increased from 34% to 41%, while the percentage who think he should definitely not be impeached and removed fell from 27% to 24%.
The House is poised to impeach Trump on Wednesday as it holds a vote on two articles of impeachment, one accusing the president of abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine, and another accusing him of obstruction of Congress over his efforts to stonewall the impeachment inquiry.
After the impeachment vote, the process will move on to a trial in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there's "zero chance" Trump will be removed via a trial.
Other polling on impeachment also shows a stark divide in how Americans feel on the subject.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Tuesday, for example, found 49% of Americans in favor of impeaching and removing Trump, but 46% opposed.
Meanwhile, a Gallup poll released on Wednesday found 46% supporting Trump's impeachment and removal, with 51% of Americans opposed.
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