Poll: 53 percent of voters say evidence supports Trump impeachment

Americans are almost evenly split over whether they think there was enough evidence to support impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE, according to a nationwide poll released on Thursday.

The new Hill-HarrisX poll showed that 53 percent of registered voters think that there was compelling evidence for Trump’s impeachment, compared 47 percent who said that the Democratic-led House did not sufficiently make the case.

The survey's results fell strongly along party lines.

Democrats — at 83 percent — were more inclined to say that there's enough evidence to have warranted Trump's impeachment.

Just 23 percent of Republicans agreed, while 48 percent of those who identified as independents said they thought that House Democrats had made the case.

The survey comes a day after House Democrats voted to impeach Trump on two articles related to his dealings with Ukraine.

Lawmakers voted 230-197 on the resolution accusing Trump of abusing his power, and 229-198 on the obstruction of Congress charge. Every Republican opposed the impeachment charges, while just two Democrats joined them. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll Yang: NYC should implement universal basic income The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE (D-Hawaii) voted present on both counts.

Though the articles would normally head straight to the Senate, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE (D-Calif.) has delayed them over concerns over whether the upper chamber would conduct a fair and impartial trial. Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request The Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in Overnight Health Care: Nevada union won't endorse before caucuses after 'Medicare for All' scrap | McConnell tees up votes on two abortion bills | CDC confirms 15th US coronavirus case MORE (R-Ky.) — who would essentially serve as jury foreman in the trial — has already stated that he would not be an impartial juror.

“I’m not an impartial juror. This is a political process,” McConnell told reporters earlier this week.

The historic vote on impeachment follows nearly three months of investigations by the House into Trump’s actions concerning Ukraine. The inquiry was centered on a whistleblower’s complaint alleging that the president pressured the country into opening investigations into his political rivals that would benefit him in 2020.

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted among 1,001 registered voters from Dec.17-18. The sampling margin of error for this poll is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

— Tess Bonn