Over 60 percent of Americans say Trump's interactions with Ukraine president a serious problem: poll

More than 60 percent of Americans in a new poll say it is a serious problem that President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE asked the leader of Ukraine to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenDobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Should deficits matter any more? Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate MORE and his son. 

The ABC News-Ipsos survey, which was released Sunday morning, found that 43 percent of Americans said that Trump's interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are a "very serious" problem, while 21 percent described them as "somewhat serious."

Meanwhile, 36 percent of respondents said the revelations are not serious. 


The response split heavily along partisan lines, with Democrats being far more likely than Republicans to view the interactions as serious. Ninety-one percent of Democratic respondents said Trump's talks with Zelensky are a very serious or somewhat serious problem. Just 32 percent of Republicans said the same. 

The latest survey also found that most Americans are unsurprised by the president's move to encourage the leader of a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. 

Just 17 percent of respondents said they are surprised to hear Trump called on Zelensky to investigate Biden. Eighty-three percent said they are not surprised. 

Trump is facing mounting scrutiny over revelations from a whistleblower complaint about his interactions with Zelensky. The developments led Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiEverytown urges Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over newly uncovered remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after being hospitalized Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) to announce a formal impeachment inquiry last week. 

The complaint accuses Trump of pressuring Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, over unsubstantiated allegations of corruption. 


A White House memo of the leaders' July 25 phone call confirms that Trump repeatedly asked Zelensky to work with his personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiMy Pillow CEO banned by Twitter The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires Dominion Voting Systems files .3B defamation suit against Giuliani MORE and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrPoll finds 1 in 3 believe false claims voter fraud led to Biden win Trump pressed DOJ to go to Supreme Court in bid to overturn election: report Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated MORE to investigate the Bidens. 

The latest survey from ABC News did not include a question about Americans' feelings toward impeachment. But other polls have suggested that the public is becoming more open to the process. An NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist survey found that 49 percent of Americans approve impeachment. A recent Hill-HarrisX poll also found that 47 percent of Americans support impeachment. 

The new ABC News-Ipsos poll was conducted on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 among a national population of 504 adults. It has a margin of error of 4.8 percentage points.