Voters Sharply Divided Over Impeachment Verdict
In the wake of former President Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial, voters are deeply divided over the verdict.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer that the case for impeachment presented by House Democrats in Trump’s Senate trial “was powerful, emotional, and strong.” However, an equal number agree with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that House Democrats did not “come remotely close to demonstrating that President Trump's conduct violated the law.” (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on February 14-15, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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