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Poll: 43 percent back Trump acquittal, 41 percent opposed

Poll: 43 percent back Trump acquittal, 41 percent opposed
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A national poll says that Americans are almost evenly split over the Senate's acquittal of President Trump.

The Reuters-Ipsos survey released on Thursday found that 43 percent of U.S. adults polled support the Senate's decision to acquit the president on this impeachment charges, while 41 percent opposed it and the other 17 percent were undecided. 

Forty-eight percent of respondents said Trump "is probably guilty of the charges against him, and the Senate is protecting him," and 39 percent said the president "is probably innocent of the charges against him, and the Senate made the right decision to acquit."

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The survey was conducted online among 1,006 adults across the U.S. after the Senate on Wednesday voted 52-48 to acquit Trump of abuse of power and 53-47 to acquit him of obstructing Congress. 

Democratic respondents were unsurprisingly supportive of the party's pursuit of impeachment, with data showing 77 percent agreeing it was "the right thing to do" and 67 percent supporting the impeachment attempt "even if it ultimately weakens Democrats' chances of winning the presidency in 2020."

The survey has a credibility interval of 4 percentage points for the entire sample and 6 points for measurements related specifically to Democrats or Republicans.