A newly released poll conducted by Monmouth University shows a majority of Americans supporting the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump and want to see him convicted in the Senate and barred from holding future federal office.
The results of the survey, released on Monday, found 56 percent of Americans approve of the House of Representatives impeaching Trump for his role in inciting the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a slight uptick compared with his first impeachment.
“There is somewhat more agreement that Trump did something wrong than there was with the first impeachment,” said Patrick Murray, the director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement following the survey. “But there are still a good number of Republican stalwarts who continue to stand with the former president regardless.”
The House charged Trump with a single count of “inciting an insurrection” when addressing supporters at a rally on the day that Congress was set to certify the electoral college votes.
The former president, who spent months after last November’s election trumpeting baseless claims of election fraud in an attempt to undermine public faith in the election results, encouraged his followers to march to the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to overturn the election results.
The poll was conducted from Jan. 21-24. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.