Poll: Majority think Senate should call witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

Sixty-six percent of Americans believe the Senate should call in new witnesses during the impeachment trial against President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Friday.

Whether or not to bring in witnesses is a major question of the Senate impeachment proceedings so far. Republican leaders have made clear they don’t see a need for more witness testimony, which Democrats have said equates to a "cover up" of Trump's actions.

The question is likely to come up for a Senate vote next week.


The ABC/Post poll shows 47 percent of respondents are in favor of removing the president from office, compared to 49 percent opposed to the move. 

The survey also found that 44 percent of Americans approve of the president’s performance in office while 51 percent disapprove. 

The poll was conducted through phone calls made Jan. 20-23 where 1,004 adults responded. The results have a 3.5 percent margin of error.