Americans evenly split over Repub.-led Senate's acquittal of Trump

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We are still deeply divided--in case you hadn't noticed.


"Americans are evenly split, mostly along party lines, over the U.S. Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, even though more respondents than not think he probably did something wrong, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.

  • 43% of U.S. adults supported the Republican-led Senate's decision to keep Trump in office
  • 41% opposed the acquittal
  • 17% said they were undecided.

When asked about Trump’s acquittal,

  • 48% of respondents said Trump “is probably guilty of the charges against him, and the Senate is protecting him,”
  • 39% said the president “is probably innocent of the charges against him, and the Senate made the right decision to acquit.”

The results suggest that some respondents feel that even if Trump did something wrong, it was not enough to warrant his removal from office."


You wouldn't know it, the way the media keeps citing that number from the Gallop Poll--49% approving of the acquittal--but in fact that poll is a right-leaning "outlier" that exaggerates the acquittal support.

This Reuters/Ipsos poll showing nearly 50 % of responders believe Trump is probably guilty of the impeachment charges is actually much more reflective of the American public on this issue.

Notice that only 39% think Trump is probably innocent. That 39% includes Trump's base (33%) that would budge for nothing, plus a few regular Republicans.

Gives you a different picture of what the American public thinks about its president, doesn't it!


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