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The polling on impeachment shows that Americans, at the very least, want witnesses to testify during the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. Most important, those witnesses should include witnesses who did not testify during the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry.
From Reuters: According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll conducted Jan. 13-14, 39% of U.S. adults approved of Trump's job performance, while 56% disapproved. It also found that 45% of respondents said Trump should be removed from office, while 31% said the impeachment charges should be dismissed.
A CNN poll finds a majority of Americans support Trump's removal. More important is 69% support calling witnesses who have not testified in the House impeachment proceedings. From The Hill:
51 percent of Americans are in support of the Senate voting to convict and remove Trump. Forty-five percent of respondents said the Senate should vote against conviction and 4 percent said they had no opinion.
... 69 percent of respondents said that the impeachment trial should include testimony from witnesses who did not testify amid the House impeachment inquiry. Just 26 percent of respondents said that the trial should not include new witnesses. Republicans were divided on the issue with 48 percent saying the trial should include new witnesses.
...58 percent — believe Trump abused the power of the presidency to obtain an improper personal political benefit. Fifty-seven percent of respondents also said that it was "true" that Trump obstructed the House impeachment inquiry by defying lawful requests from Congress for testimony and evidence.
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