“There is a little more consensus that Trump did something wrong than when he was first impeached,” Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University’s independent polling station, said in a statement. “But there are still a good number of Republican stalwarts who continue to work with the former president.”
The poll results also showed that just over half of those polled were in favor of a Senate condemnation, with 52 percent in favor. Many Republicans have cried badly over impeachment proceedings and questioned the validity of a former president. However, the Democratic impeachment managers have defended their actions, partly because a conviction could deter Trump from holding a federal office in the future. Of those surveyed, 57 percent said they support the Senate in taking these measures against Trump.
Trump’s historic second impeachment accuses the former president of instigating a riot when he spoke to supporters at a rally on the day Congress was due to confirm the results of the presidential election. Trump spent months after last November’s election trumpeting unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud in an attempt to undermine public confidence in the election results.
The poll found that 54 percent of respondents were “very confident” that the 2020 elections were fair, up from 44 percent in mid-November, while a quarter of those polled said they were “not at all confident”. Although 65 percent said President Joe Biden won the election “fairly and fairly,” 72 percent of Republicans still describe Biden’s victory as a fraudulent one. A third says they will never accept Biden as president.
“A number of alleged leaders in the Republican Party continue to sell this false narrative, and many others who know this claim is false have not particularly clearly disapproved of it. Your fellow partisans in the American public are simply following suit, ”Murray said in his statement.
According to the poll, Trump ended his tenure with a 56 percent opposition, which is the lowest rating in his presidency.
The survey was conducted by telephone of 809 adults between January 21 and 24. The error rate is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.