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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE asked the leader of Ukraine to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine by Labor Day: report Overnight Defense: Police officer killed in violence outside Pentagon | Biden officials back repeal of Iraq War authorization | NSC pushed to oversee 'Havana Syndrome' response 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 PelosiFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries On The Money: Biden issues targeted eviction moratorium | GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal 'The Squad' celebrates Biden eviction moratorium 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 GiulianiGiuliani rips Ukraine investigation: 'I committed no crime' Capitol insurrection hearing exposes Trumpworld delusions DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's riot lawsuit MORE and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe job of shielding journalists is not finished Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote 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.