According to a Rasmussen Report survey, the majority of U.S. voters believe that it is highly unlikely the Senate will impeach former President Donald Trump.
“How likely is it that the Senate will vote to convict former President Trump of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?” the survey asked, given to 1,000 voters on February 4 and 7.
64 percent of the 1,000 voters are doubtful of a conviction. And within the 64 percent, 28 percent thought it “not very likely” and 36 percent said “not at all likely.” Eleven percent called a conviction “very likely” followed by 20 percent who said “somewhat likely.” Five percent we’re unsure.
72 percent of Republicans, nearly 3 quarters of the party said it is either not very likely or not at all likely that the Senate will impeach Trump, whom Democrats accuse of inciting violence. Fifty-three percent of Democrats expressed a similar view.
The survey also asked voters on their plans to watch the Senate impeachment trial. 32 percent, said they do not plan to watch any of it, followed by 30 percent who said they will watch “some of it,” 21 percent who said “most of it,” and 15 percent who said “all of it.”
The survey’s margin of error is +/- 3 percent.
The beginning of Tuesday’s impeachment trial will focus around a four-hour debate over if the trial is constitutional, given Trump’s status as a private citizen. Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) raised concerns over the process last month. Paul’s motion also earned support from 45 Republicans. Which is bad news and a bit shocking for Democrats, who need 17 GOP senators to join to be able to get a conviction.
A Rasmussen Reports survey revealed that most Americans believe the impeachment trial will only divide the country further.