Near-majority believe impeachment trial after Trump leaves office is 'unnecessary'

Opinion is split along partisan lines.

Updated: January 19, 2021 - 10:27am

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A near majority of registered U.S. voters say a Senate impeachment trial for President Trump after he leaves office is "unnecessary," according to a new Just the News Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

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The combined 49% of respondents who said the trial is "unnecessary" is made up of 40% who said a trial was "totally unnecessary" and 9% who said it was "unnecessary but required."

Forty-two percent said the trial is "totally necessary."

In a partisan breakdown, 80% of registered GOP voters side with Trump and say the trial is unnecessary, while 69% of Democrats say the Senate impeachment trial is "totally necessary."

The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen from Jan 14-16.

To see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see the poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.