January 29, 2020
On week two of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, three-quarters (75%) of U.S. registered voters believe that witnesses should be allowed to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, according to findings of a Quinnipiac University national poll released on January 28.
“There may be heated debate among lawmakers about whether witnesses should testify at the impeachment trial of President Trump, but it’s a different story outside the Beltway. Three-quarters of American voters say witnesses should be allowed to testify, and that includes nearly half of Republican voters,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Analyst Mary Snow.
On the question of whether President Trump should be removed from office, it’s a closer call: Quinnipiac says voters remain divided, as 48% told the poll that the Senate should not remove President Trump from office; while 47% said the Senate should. That compares to a January 13 poll, conducted prior to the start of the Senate impeachment trial, in which 48% said the president should not be removed from office, while 46% said he should.
Among voters who say President Trump should not be removed from office, 77% believe the president did nothing wrong in his actions involving Ukraine, while 14% say he did something wrong.
Of the overwhelming majority of voters who have an opinion on whether the Senate should vote to remove President Trump or not, Quinnipiac found that 89% say they’ve already made up their minds, while 10% say they might change their minds.
Research contact: @QuinnipiacPoll