The Senate Takes a Vote on the Possible Impeachment of President Donald Trump

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The Senate Takes a Vote on the Possible Impeachment of President Donald Trump

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On Thursday, October 31st, there was a trial and a vote determining whether Donald Trump would undergo an investigation that may lead to an impeachment trial, if evidence points to needing one.

Recent events leading up to this vote include numerous allegations. Incidents include, Donald Trump’s phone call to the president of Ukraine, supposedly to find incriminating history on former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter Biden, 25 women reporting sexual misconduct on the part of Donald Trump, the refusal to hand in his tax reports, and asking for a postpone on the date they were to be turned in. That’s only naming a few of the more recent incidents.

According to an article by USA Today, with a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 44%-35% of Americans say the Senate, now charged with holding a trial against Donald Trump, should have him removed from office. 74% of Democrats back impeachment. 17% of the Republican party back the removal of their own candidate from office.

“Our latest USA TODAY/Ipsos poll shows that public support for impeachment continues to build with a plurality – 45% – saying the U.S. House should vote to impeach,” said Cliff Young, president of Ipsos Public Affairs. “Most importantly, an overwhelming majority of Americans say that a president is subject to laws like any citizen. Public opinion might be tolerant, but there are limits.”

Most of Trump’s party continues to back him up, despite allegations and accusations against their candidate.

However, even among Republicans, 30% say president Trump asking Ukraine to look into the actions of former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, would be an abuse of power no matter the circumstances and accusations. And 80% of Republicans – a higher number than among Democrats or independents – say the president is subject to all laws, just like every American citizen.

Where Democrats and Republicans are both leaning heavily on their own choices, Independent parties are split down the middle at 37%-37%

Other things to add to the list of the presidents should-be concerns, is that two-thirds of the Republican party say there is not enough information to call impeachment, which leaves the possibility for more evidence and more time for the party to turn against their candidate.

3% of Americans say Trump will end his term the way President Richard Nixon did, shortly after the Watergate Scandal, by resigning. Other Americans, about 15% expect impeachment will be the way Trump ends his term. 33% say he will finish without impeachment, and 29% believe he will finish the term, and will continue on for another.

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