Donald Trump impeachment had ZERO impact on changing voters minds new poll find in massive blow to Democrats – The Sun
THE impeachment of Donald Trump has not changed his job approval rating among American voters, a new poll has found.
The survey also said a majority of voters thought the president should serve out his term, despite most believing that he is guilty of the charges against him.
Trump is currently standing trial in the Senate on two articles of impeachment, one for abuse of power, another for obstructing Congress.
The first article alleges that Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to launch an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden so as to gain an advantage should he face him in November's election.
The second alleges that he later obstructed Congress by ordering officials not to cooperate with impeachment hearings.
The new poll, conducted by the Wall Street Journal/ NBC News, found that 52 percent believed Trump to be guilty of the first charge while 41 percent did not, and that 53 percent believed him guilty of the second charge while 37 percent did not.
Despite a majority believing the president to have committed the offences, only 46 percent of voters said he should be removed from office, while 49 percent said he should serve out his term.
The survey also found that 46 percent of Americans approved of Trump's general job performance, while 51 percent did not.
'ATTITUDES HAVEN'T BUDGED'
The poll comes after a months-long impeachment process that has seen Democrats vocally denouncing the president's wrongdoing.
Jeff Horwitt, a Democratic pollster who conducted the poll with Republican Bill McInturff, told the Wall Street Journal: “America’s attitudes about Donald Trump have hardly budged.
McInturff added that the impeachment process had enthused the president's Republican voter base.
The process was launched by House Democrats in September following the emergence of a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
In the call, Trump appeared to tell Zelensky that $400 million worth of military aid would be withheld unless Zelensky launched an investigation into the dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden and a former board member at Ukrainian gas giant Burisma.
Despite the failure of the process to damage Trump's image among voters, the survey did find that he would lose a popular vote to any of the three leading Democratic candidates were an election held today.
He said the Biden would win by 50 percent to 44 percent, Bernie Sanders would win 49 percent to 45 percent, and Elizabeth Warren would win 48 percent to 45 percent.
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