New Poll: 70 Percent Of Americans Agree With Democrats That Trump’s Ukraine Shakedown Was ‘Wrong’
According to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Monday, a vast majority of Americans said in a new poll that they agree with Congressional Democrats who say that President Donald Trump’s actions in a July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which helped spark an impeachment inquiry, were “wrong.”
The survey found that 70 percent of respondents said his actions in the call, in which he asked Ukraine’s leader to look into 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son were wrong.
Fifty-one percent of respondents said that he should be impeached and removed from office, while 19 percent of them said they did not think Trump’s actions warranted impeachment.
According to the poll, 32 percent of respondents said their “positions on impeaching President Trump were established” before reports of the call first emerged back in September, while 67 percent said they didn’t decide on the matter until after the scandal began to unfold.
Twenty-one percent of respondents said they decided on the matter after the first round of public hearings in the inquiry last week.
House Democrats launched an inquiry into Trump in late September after a whistleblower complaint detailed Trump’s call with Zelensky. The whistleblower, whose identity remains unknown, said Trump asked Zelensky to look into Biden and his son’s business dealings in the Ukraine after the U.S. withheld aid to Kyiv.
Trump has railed against House Democrats over the inquiry since it launched and contended the phone call was “totally perfect.”
The new poll was conducted between Nov. 16-17 and has a margin of error of 4.8 percentage points.