Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Voters Convinced Impeachment Will Further Divide Country

Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Voters Convinced Impeachment Will Further Divide Country

Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Voters Convinced Impeachment Will Further Divide Country

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By Charlie McCarthy    |   Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:03 PM

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The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin the week of Feb. 8. And if you ask, most Americans will tell you the process will reinforce divisions in the nation.

So say more than half of likely voters in new polling results.

The Rasmussen Reports survey found that voters, by a 3-to-1 margin, expect the upcoming trial to leave the country more divided than unified, per an account of the research in the New York Post.

A mere 20 percent said the trial would have no effect on the country’s political division. Even fewer folks — 19 percent — said it would help unify Americans.

As for whether Trump should be convicted of “high crimes and misdemeanors” on a charge of incitement an insurrection, 50 percent answered, “Yes,” and 45 percent said, “No.”

The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach Trump on Jan. 13 for inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, as a joint session of Congress was meeting to certify Electoral College results cementing Joe Biden’s win in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump has long maintained that Biden won due to widespread and systemic fraud, and he urged a crowd

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