Poll: 70 Percent Of Americans Want Congress To Investigate Sexual Assault Claims Against Trump
According to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today, 70 percent of Americans say the U.S. Congress should investigate accusations of sexual harassment against President Trump. Only 25 percent of respondents say Congress shouldn’t investigate the president.
The same poll found that Americans disapprove 63 – 22 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling sexual harassment and sexual assault.
It is hypocritical for President Trump to criticize men accused of sexual harassment, 73 percent of Americans say, while 16 percent say he has a right to criticize these men.
“The number is staggering,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“The message to President Donald Trump on calling out offenders: People who live in glass houses, even if it’s the White House, shouldn’t point fingers,” Malloy said.
Almost half of American women, 47 percent, say they’ve been sexually assaulted, according to the poll.
People coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault will change the nation for the better, 52 percent of Americans say, while 9 percent say it will make the situation worse and 33 percent say it will not have much impact.
The media get the best grades for how it is handling sexual harassment and sexual assault in its industry, as Americans approve 48 – 42 percent. Approval for other groups are negative:
Only 21 percent of respondents approved how the Republican Party is handling sexual harassment and sexual assault in politics while 36 percent approved how the Democratic Party is handling the allegations.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted from November 29 – December 4, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.