There is a trend among the polls showing a pattern of constant upward movement for convicting Donald Trump on the two articles of impeachment reached by the House and that will go to the Senate. Now, the numbers show that well over half of the country has reached that opinion, the highest percentage ever.
The number of people who had not decided grew, too. Economist for Microsoft Research David Rothschild commented that the shifted from opposition to removal to “don’t know” was significant:
‘When you follow polling daily, you learn people rarely make big jumps from Opposition to Support. This polling is a clear sign that [the] Republican policy of complete obstruction is not selling well to [the] voting public.’
A new MSN poll indicated that 55 percent of the interviewees favored the Senate removing the sitting president. That was a dramatic jump from 48 percent just the week before.
Conversely, the number of those against removing POTUS has dipped to an all-time low.
Meanwhile, the number of people against Trump’s removal has dropped to an all-time low, according to the new MSN poll. On December 25, 2019, just 40 percent were against the Senate convicting the commander-in-chief.
As the proof adds up, showing that 45 has operated in an illegal and a morally unethical manner with Ukraine, people have seen more clearly how Trump betrayed the U.S. in favor of his own interests and how he obstructed Congress. Televising the House hearings likely added to that understanding. Last week 48 percent favored removing Trump and 47 percent were against it.
The pollsters said:
‘Normally, polls do not typically show big jumps, but the MSN poll did just that. Normally, they shift from one side of the poll to a “don’t know or third-party.” What this indicated was that the Trump White House and the Senate’s policy of block all subpoenaed witnesses and all requests for documents frankly has not been working.’
There has been a disagreement between the two parties on how the Senate should handle the trial and investigation.
The 45th U.S. president requested the new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Petrosky make a show of digging up dirt on Trump’s main contender in the 2020 presidential election. In fact, Trump sat in the Oval Office with ABC host George Stephanopoulos for an interview just months ago. That was when the president said in public:
“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it,” Trump said. “If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, ‘oh let’s call the FBI.’ The FBI doesn’t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and that’s the way it is. It’s called oppo research.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been withholding the impeachment from the Republican-majority Senate. At this point, it appeared that the Senate would acquit the president.
In a clash of the Titans, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Charles Schumer (D-NY) have disagreed over how the case should proceed.
The Microsoft News Poll conducts online surveys among a random sample of 1,500 likely voters with CivicScience. MSN analyzes that data:
‘[To] model how demographic groups answered each question, based on age, gender, race, education, location, and party identification. Answers are then projected onto the estimated distribution of those demographic groups in the likely voting population. The method is as accurate as traditional polling methods.’
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