Seventeen percent of Republican voters support President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE's impeachment and say he should be removed from office, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday.
The figure in the Jan. 8-9 survey marks a 3 percentage point increase from a similar poll conducted in late October.
The share of Democratic voters who favor impeachment stood at 80 percent, down 1 point from October, while independents who backed impeachment ticked up 1 point to 42 percent.
The latest survey comes as the Senate prepares for Trump’s impeachment trial.
After a weeks-long standoff with Republicans on the rules of the upcoming Senate trial, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden marks World AIDS Day with new actions to end HIV epidemic by 2030 DeFazio becomes 19th House Democrat to retire Pelosi: Democrats can't allow 'indecent' Boebert comments to stand MORE (D-Calif.) is expected to send the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — to the upper chamber later this week.
After the articles are sent, a trial is expected to begin almost immediately. But with 67 votes needed for conviction, Trump is all but guaranteed to be acquitted by the GOP-controlled Senate.
There is still some debate over whether Trump’s trial will include witness testimony. Even though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Memo: Trump's justices look set to restrict abortion Conservatives could force shutdown over Biden vaccine mandate Freedom Caucus urges McConnell to block government funding over vaccine mandates MORE (R-Ky.) has made it clear that he would prefer no witness, Democrats need just four Republicans to agree to call witnesses such as former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonWhen will Biden declare America's 'One China, One Taiwan' policy? India's S-400 missile system problem Overnight Defense & National Security — GOP unhappy with Afghan vetting MORE.
The Hill-HarrisX survey polled 1,002 registered voters nationwide and has a margin or error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The margin of error is 5.4 points among GOP voters, 4.9 points among Democratic voters and 6.3 points among independents.