The president is on trial, charged with two articles of impeachment by the Democratically-led House of Representatives. These results are on right on target with other polls’ results. However, the Republican-held Senate appears to be ignoring their voters.
A new survey from Insider SurveyMonkey indicated that those voters under the age of 30 want Donald Trump removed from office more than any other group. For those 18-29, “63 percent said remove him” versus the 24 percent who believed he should stay in office. There was 13 percent who had no opinion, according to The Business Insider:
- ‘Among Americans aged 18-29, 63% said Trump should be removed from office, compared to 24% who think he shouldn’t be, and 13% who didn’t know.
- For Americans aged 30-44, 56% said Trump should be removed from office in contrast with 28% who think he should not be removed, and 15.8% who don’t know.
- Among those aged 45-60, 47.6% think that Trump should be removed from office compared to 42% who think he should not be removed, and 10% who don’t know.
- For Americans aged 60 and older, a narrow majority of 51% believed Trump should be removed from office in contrast to 40% who think he should not be removed, and 8% who don’t know.’
People appeared to be more interested in the impeachment trial of Trump that their legislative representatives tended to understand. Younger voters have not traditionally voted. The elections of 2020 may prove to be an exception to that rule.
The president has been charged with two articles of impeachment. The first was for abusing the power of his office. The second one was for obstruction Congress by freezing out all documents and witnesses from Congress’ requests and subpoenas.
There were two basic questions before the Senate. Did the senators want to hear evidence and witnesses? The second vote would be: Did they want to remove Trump from office? The first question required a simple majority of 51 to 49 senators. The second required 67 senators or a two-thirds majority.
The House managers aka attorneys have presented their opening arguments against the man currently sitting in the Oval Office. After their conclusion on Friday, the president’s attorney’s set up the president’s defense in a brief two-hour Saturday session. Those attornies included the White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and a second attorney Jay Sekulow.
The charges also included Trump sending his personal TV attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine and others in the White House working in D.C. to halt a congressionally-approved $391 million military aid from going to war-torn Ukraine. The charge claimed that the president did so to throw the 2020 presidential his way.
In comparison, the Pew Research Center released a survey last week with similar results, especially noting the majority of Americans wanted the president removed. It showed 63 percent of American voters in the age group between 18-20 and 55 percent of those in the group 30 to 49-years old wanted Trump convicted.
Business Insider interviewed 1,070 American voters and asked whether the president should be “impeached and removed from office.”
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