Most voters don’t expect Senate to convict Trump, won’t watch impeachment trial

Most voters don’t expect Senate to convict Trump, won’t watch impeachment trial
Jamie Raskin (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – GOP should hammer home that this utter waste of time and taxpayer money over a vengeful act is happening at a time when many Americans are waiting impatiently for COVID relief.]

The Senate begins its impeachment trial of former President Trump this week, but most voters don’t believe Trump will be convicted and few expect to watch the entire trial on TV.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is very likely the Senate will convict Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Another 20% say conviction is somewhat likely. Twenty-eight percent (28%) think it’s not very likely the Senate will convict Trump and 36% say conviction is not likely at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The House voted last month to impeach then-President Trump on charges that he incited his supporters to riot at the Capitol on January 6. The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate for conviction.

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