Majority of voters are in favor of Trump impeachment and removal: poll

A majority of registered voters support impeaching and removing President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE after the House voted this week to impeach him, according to a new poll. 

The Politico-Morning Consult survey released Friday found that 52 percent of voters support the House's decision to impeach Trump and that 51 percent would support a decision by the Senate to remove him. 

Forty-three percent said they opposed impeaching Trump, while 42 percent said they would oppose his removal. 

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Like in Congress, voter support for impeachment was largely divided along party lines. Eighty-five percent of Democrats said they approved of impeachment, while just 17 percent of Republicans said the same. 

Independents were fairly divided. Forty-eight percent said they approved of impeachment, while 41 percent disapproved of it. 

A total of 1,387 registered voters were surveyed between Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, which came after the House voted to approve articles of impeachment against Trump this week. The margin of error is 3 percentage points. 

The House voted this week mostly along party lines to impeach the president for abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress during the impeachment inquiry. 

For the president to be removed from office, more than two-thirds of the GOP-led Senate would have to vote for his ouster following a trial in the upper chamber.