New poll shows majority of Americans want Trump impeached and removed from office

Fully 70 percent of Americans say they think President Donald Trump acted inappropriately when he asked Ukraine to investigate his political opponent and 51 percent say the president should be impeached and removed from office for his actions.

The latest ABC News/Ipsos poll, which was released on Monday morning, shows that 51 percent of those who were surveyed said they believe Trump should be impeached by the House and found guilty by the Senate. Only 6 percent said that the president should not be removed if and when a Senate trial is held.

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According to Politico:

An additional 13 percent also deemed the president’s push for foreign investigations of his rivals to be wrong, but believed he should neither be impeached nor convicted by Congress. A quarter of respondents, 25 percent, said Trump did nothing wrong.

The new poll comes a few after the House impeachment committee held its first public hearings on the Ukraine scandal. Diplomats from the State Department were the main witnesses who gave testimony, and 58 percent of Americans said they had followed the hearings “very closely” or “somewhat closely.”

On Tuesday, the House Intelligence Committee will continue to have testimony in open hearings, with eight witnesses scheduled to testify.

Over the weekend, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that if President Trump has any evidence that might exonerate him from impeachment, he should agree to testify in person or by answering questions in writing:

“If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it. Trump could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants.”

In response to that offer, Trump said Monday on Twitter that he just might “consider” such an arrangement:

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