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So throwing temper tantrums and hiding witnesses and documents isn't sitting well with the public?

We all know, if those W&Ds would exonerate trump, they'd be on Fox and Friends every morning and Hannity every night.

Not everyone may have a liberal ideology but pretty much everyone knows that if their kid says they lost their graded test on the bus but the teacher gave them an A, that kid is probably hiding something, especially if every graded paper gets lost on the bus.
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tek wrote:
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Pretty sure he's gonna start pimping OAN soon..
Is that the Orange Asshat Network? :blink:
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kate520 wrote:
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tek wrote:
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Pretty sure he's gonna start pimping OAN soon..
Is that the Orange Asshat Network? :blink:
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It is now.
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Support for Trump’s Removal Grows

Pollsters say the shift, though minor, is notable because Americans have thus far been entrenched in their beliefs on the topic.


More than half of Americans think President Donald Trump's behavior warrants his removal from office and 57% think he's committed an impeachable offense, according to a poll released Friday morning – unwelcome news for a president facing a Senate trial that could begin this month.

Further, the survey found that 57% of Americans want the Senate to hear from new witnesses to shed light on Trump's conduct, a demand Democrats have made – so far without success – of the GOP Senate majority.

The FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos poll reflects a partisan divide over Trump that has been consistent in surveys by a wide variety of pollsters throughout the investigation and December impeachment of the president, with the vast majority of Democrats wanting Trump removed and the overwhelming number of Republicans opposing the action.

But the trend is not a positive one for the embattled president, who is now grappling with a foreign policy crisis as well after he ordered the killing of an Iranian general Thursday, provoking vows of retaliation from the Iranian government. A poll taken by Reuters/Ipsos in the hours after Trump's impeachment found just 42% in support of removing Trump from office. And aggregate polling tracked by FiveThirtyEight since October shows support for removing the president hovering at 47%.

The shift in the poll numbers isn't dramatic, FiveThirtyEight's analysts wrote in a summation of the survey, but "because it's proven exceptionally difficult so far to change Americans' minds about Trump's impeachment, any shifts – even if they're relatively minor – are worth noting. This doesn't mean that the expected outcome of the Senate trial will change, but there is evidence that some of those potentially persuadable respondents have been drawn more firmly into the pro-impeachment camp over the course of the process."

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CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office

CNN) About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%), according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while 45% say the Senate should vote against conviction and removal.

Nearly seven in 10 (69%) say that upcoming trial should feature testimony from new witnesses who did not testify in the House impeachment inquiry. And as Democrats in the Senate seek to persuade at least four Republican senators to join them on votes over allowing witnesses in the trial, the Republican rank and file are divided on the question: 48% say they want new witnesses, while 44% say they do not.

The poll is the first major national telephone poll since the articles of impeachment were sent to the Senate, formally launching Trump's trial there. They are also the first such poll results since Soviet-born businessman Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, publicly implicated the President in the Ukrainian pressure campaign during a series of television interviews.

The new poll also finds majorities of Americans view each of the charges on which Trump will face trial as true: 58% say Trump abused the power of the presidency to obtain an improper personal political benefit and 57% say it is true that he obstructed the House of Representatives in its impeachment inquiry.

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Majority favors new impeachment evidence be allowed in Senate trial: poll ...

In a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday, 57 percent of Americans said that new information such as witness testimony should be considered by members of the Senate before they vote whether to remove Trump from office. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said the Senate should consider only what testimony the House previously gathered before voting to impeach.

Respondents were nearly evenly split on whether Trump should be removed from office, with 49 percent of those surveyed saying they think he should, while 48 percent said otherwise. That divide was consistent with a previous Monmouth poll in December, which showed 45 percent in favor of removal and 44 percent against it.

A wide majority, about 75 percent, say that Trump and his officials who wish to testify should be allowed by senators to do so, while 51 percent say that those who refused to testify to the House should be compelled to do so before the Senate.

Whether officials should be compelled to testify is split heavily along party lines with 83 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of Republicans saying officials in the Trump administration should be compelled to comply with the impeachment inquiry, while 48 percent of independents agreed.

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71% of Republicans Want Mitch McConnell to Call Witnesses at Trump Impeachment Trial, New Poll Shows ...

SurveyUSA asked 4,096 registered voters whether witnesses with firsthand knowledge should be allowed to testify, with 71 percent of Republicans, 93 percent of Democrats, and 81 percent of Independents saying witnesses should be allowed to testify. Only 15 percent of Republicans said that they should not be allowed to testify, while 4 percent of Democrats, and 7 percent of Independents said they shouldn't. Only 3 percent of Democrats were unsure, with 12 percent of Independents and 14 percent of Republicans answering not sure.

McConnell released a resolution outlining a plan for Trump's impeachment trial late Monday night that did not guarantee witness testimony. Earlier in January, McConnell said he planned to follow a similar model to that of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial. "What was good enough for President Clinton is good enough for President Trump," McConnell said, according to The New York Times. ...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called McConnell's resolution a "national disgrace" on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "His resolution creates a trial that is rushed with as little evidence as possible, and done in the dark of night," he said. "If they were so confident of their case—if President Trump were, if McConnell were—then why wouldn't they want it in broad daylight? Why are they trying to do things at two in the morning? Why are they saying the record of the existing trial cannot be put in this record but then we can't have new witnesses, new documents? This is just appalling."

Schumer said that Senate Democrats plan to force votes on witnesses and documents. ...

The survey also asked what the Senate should do if Trump's team tries to prevent witnesses from testifying. Republicans were a little more evenly split on this issue, with 32 percent saying that the Senate should "yield to the president and reach a verdict without the witness' testimony." Another 27 percent said they should insist the witness testify and 25 percent said they should seek the Supreme Court's intervention. The majority of Democrats, or 63 percent, said that Senate should insist that witnesses testify, while 30 percent said the Supreme Court should intervene and only 5 percent said the Senate should yield. More Independents than Democrats and Republicans said the Senate should ask the Supreme Court to intervene with 33 percent, while 44 percent said they should insist on witnesses testifying and 12 percent said they should yield.

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Let them speak: Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and the public appears to be largely following the proceedings even after a bruising congressional inquiry that lasted several months, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday.

The poll, which ran from Jan. 17-22, also showed that U.S. public opinion has moved little since the U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump in mid-December.

About 44% of adults in the United States say Trump should be removed from office, another 15% say he should be reprimanded formally with a congressional censure, and 31% said the charges should be dismissed. ...

The poll showed that Republicans and Democrats want to see people like Bolton and Pompeo tell the Senate what they know about the administration’s policies in Ukraine.

About 72% agreed that the trial “should allow witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the impeachment charges to testify,” including 84% of Democrats and 69% of Republicans. And 70% of the public, including 80% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans, said senators should “act as impartial jurors” during the trial. ...

About 12% said they plan to watch the trial every day, while 17% planned to watch a few times a week, and 36% said they would check in on the trial afterward through news reports.

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TV Ratings: Trump Impeachment First Day Draws 11 Million Viewers

The opening day of President Trump’s senate impeachment trial drew a substantial amount if viewers across the three cable news and major networks that broadcast the proceedings.

In total, around 11 million people tuned in to see prosecutors from the House of Representatives and attorneys for the White House argue over exactly how the complicated case should proceed.

Fox News led the way with 2.65 million viewers (from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.), followed by CBS with 1.94 million in the same time frame. MSNBC came second among the cablers with 1.9 million, with CNN bringing up the rear, drawing 1.44 million. ABC drew 1.63 million viewers with its coverage, while NBC drew almost exactly the same figure as CNN.

NBC was the only major network to cover the trial in the evening (5:18 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.), during which time it received a healthy boost in numbers to 2.8 million, topping Fox News which drew 2.63 million, MSNBC at just under 2 million, and CNN at around 1.5 million.

In terms of the key news demographic of people aged 25-54, Fox News narrowly beat out ABC and CNN for top spot. FN delivered 394,000 to ABC’s 385,000 and CNN’s 383,000. Next came CBS with 362,000, followed by NBC with 350,000 and finally MSNBC with 261,000.
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8.9 million watched first day of opening arguments in Trump impeachment trial

About 8.9 million viewers watched the opening arguments in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday, Reuters reported Thursday citing Nielsen ratings data.

It's roughly 2 million fewer viewers than the 11 million who watched the trial on Tuesday, according to the Nielsen data.

The ratings include viewership from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and Fox News, according to Reuters.

The trial continued past 9:43 p.m. EST that night. ...

On Wednesday, Democrats laid out their argument on why Trump should be removed from office. The data, however, found that the audience shrunk by about 19 percent from Tuesday which was largely taken up by procedural matters, according to Reuters.

The ratings also do not include people who watched online livestreams of the trial.
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Business Insider: Americans under the age of 30 support removing Trump from office by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio
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Addie wrote:
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Business Insider: Americans under the age of 30 support removing Trump from office by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio
If only they would vote. Expressing one's opinion is easy for these kids. Actually checking off a box seems like too much work for many of them.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
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Business Insider: Americans under the age of 30 support removing Trump from office by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio
If only they would vote. Expressing one's opinion is easy for these kids. Actually checking off a box seems like too much work for many of them.
Until there's an app for that, I fear you may be right.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:20 pm
If only they would vote. Expressing one's opinion is easy for these kids. Actually checking off a box seems like too much work for many of them.
It does not help that the barriers for voting among those groups have been going up. While the ID requirements get the most attention, the 'make it difficult for people who are in school or who move around a lot' laws have also been on the rise, which disproportionately affect younger voters who do not have the same kind of long term living arrangements older ones do.

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I'm sympathetic, but sometimes you have to vote as if your life depends on it. This is one of those times.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:41 pm
I'm sympathetic, but sometimes you have to vote as if your life depends on it. This is one of those times.
. True. My son doing clinicals lives all over the place. I am on him to register once he lands
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Until there's an app for that, I fear you may be right.
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66% call for witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial: Poll

Americans are split on whether or not Trump should be removed from office.


Two-thirds of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the U.S. Senate should call new witnesses at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and the public is divided on his removal from office – even as Trump’s approval rating has rallied to match his career high.

Forty-four percent now approve of Trump’s performance in office; 51% disapprove, maintaining his position as the first president in modern history never to achieve majority approval. That said, bolstered by the economy, his approval is up 6% since late October, with disapproval down 7 points to a new low.

Trump, moreover, reaches majority approval on another measure – 56%, a career high, for his handling of the economy, up 10 points from early September. Those who approve of his work on the economy are far more apt than others also to approve of his job performance overall.

See PDF for full results, charts and tables.

Views on Trump’s handling of his impeachment, by comparison, are far weaker, at 39% – unchanged in the past month and a wide 17 points lower than his rating on the economy.
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Unless 100 percent want removal, it’s split.

Journalism these days.
Americans are split on whether or not Trump should be removed from office.

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That's a failing network, change to OAN asap :!:

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Quinnipiac University: January 28, 2020 - 75% Of Voters Say Allow Witnesses In Senate Impeachment Trial, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 53% Say President Trump Not Telling Truth About Ukraine

On week two of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, registered voters say 75 - 20 percent that witnesses should be allowed to testify in the impeachment trial, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Support for witness testimony includes 49 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats, and 75 percent of independents.

"There may be heated debate among lawmakers about whether witnesses should testify at the impeachment trial of President Trump, but it's a different story outside the Beltway. Three-quarters of American voters say witnesses should be allowed to testify, and that includes nearly half of Republican voters," said Quinnipiac University Poll Analyst Mary Snow.
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New poll: 82% of voters say Bolton must testify in impeachment trial

Donald Trump's lawyers and Senate enablers are doing their damnedest to pretend that former national security adviser John Bolton is just some guy making stuff up in "An unpublished manuscript, that some reporters, maybe, have some idea what it said. If you want to call that evidence." They might want to rethink that considering new polling from Navigator research showing that a whopping 82% of registered voters think Bolton should testify at the impeachment hearing.

What's more, and this is something, that question was included in a poll in the field last week, before the report from Bolton's leaked manuscript which says flat-out that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine for his own political gain. From the toplines of the poll, respondents were asked "If John Bolton has firsthand knowledge of Donald Trump's actions relating to Ukraine and investigating Joe Biden, how important is it for John Bolton to testify in the Senate impeachment trial?" A total of 82% say yes—56% say it's very important and 26% say it's somewhat important to hear from him. That includes 70% of Republicans, with 33% saying it's very important and 37% somewhat important.
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Yahoo News
New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows voters believe Bolton over Trump — and they want Bolton to testify

According to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, bombshell revelations from an upcoming book by former national security adviser John Bolton — which reportedly includes an account of President Trump insisting that military aid to Ukraine be withheld until officials there announced investigations into his political rivals — have moved public opinion further in favor of calling Bolton to testify in Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial. ...

The poll found that a clear majority of registered voters (55 percent) now want to hear Bolton’s testimony, up 2 percentage points from the previous Yahoo News/YouGov poll, which was conducted before the Bolton news broke. Only 29 percent of registered voters say they don’t want to hear from Bolton.

Seeking to gauge how views on impeachment have shifted over the last week, the new poll surveyed the same voters as the earlier poll and was conducted Jan. 28 and 29.

Among the more than 1,200 respondents surveyed both before and after the Bolton revelations, 23 percent of those who initially said the Senate should not call new witnesses have changed their mind since last week, with 11 percent now saying the Senate should call new witnesses and 12 percent now saying they’re not sure. A smaller percentage (16 percent) have moved in the opposite direction on witnesses, from “yes” to “no” or “not sure.”

Over the last week there was even more movement on the question of whether Bolton himself should testify, with a combined 35 percent of those who previously said “no” moving to “yes” (20 percent) or “not sure” (15 percent). Meanwhile, only 17 percent of those who previously said “yes” moved to “no (11 percent) or “not sure” (6 percent).
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