(NewsReady.com) – A new SurveyUSA poll shows that the majority of registered voters believe that witnesses with firsthand knowledge of events directly related to President Trump’s impeachment should be allowed in the Senate.
According to the 4,096 registered voters who responded to this poll, the data showed overwhelming support across the political spectrum:
- Republican: 71% yes — 15% no — 14% unsure
- Independent: 81% yes — 7% no — 12% unsure
- Democrat: 93% yes — 4% no — 3% unsure
The survey also asked what the Senate ought to do if Trump’s legal defense team attempted to keep witnesses out of the trial. Republicans were more evenly split with just 32% saying the Senate should yield to the president’s team. Of those registered as Democrats, 63% were adamant that witnesses testify. Just 44% of Independents insisted on witness testimony.
Many voters want Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring on witnesses, but his current plan doesn’t promise to have them present during the trial. He justified this decision by saying “What was good enough for President Clinton is good enough for President Trump,” earlier this month.
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