Poll: Most won’t watch Trump impeachment trial, don’t think he will be convicted

Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began this week, with House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team launching into their opening arguments.

However, if Democrats were hoping that the spectacle would lead to a boost of enthusiasm, some new polling numbers may leave them feeling disappointed. 

Data from Rasmussen Reports suggests that voters aren’t terribly interested in the impeachment drama, with a minority of respondents saying that they plan to spend serious time watching the trial, the Washington Examiner reported.

The polling firm found that just “15 percent of voters say they’ll watch the entire Senate impeachment trial on TV, and 21 percent expect to watch most of it.”

Independents not in favor

The polling firm also found that “Thirty percent say they’ll watch some of Trump’s trial, but 32 percent won’t watch any of it.” It also noted that only 31% believe a conviction is likely.

What’s more, most voters don’t believe the impeachment trial will lead to greater unity. Fifty-seven percent said they felt the trial would “cause more division,” a figure that increased to 83% when the question was put to Republicans.

Nor is the move popular among independent voters, with Rasmussen tweeting, “Democrats Out of Step: Majority of unaffiliated (54%) & GOP (80%) voters say Trump should not be convicted & believe – unaffiliated (61%) & GOP (81%) – that an impeachment will only cause more division in the country.”

“Accountability”

These findings contradict remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who argued that the impeachment trial is necessary for “healing.”

“Look, everyone wants to put this awful chapter in American history behind us, but sweeping it under the rug will not bring healing,” Schumer said during a January press conference, Fox News reported.

“The only way to bring healing is to actually have real accountability, which this trial affords. And so we will move forward with the trial,” he added.

However, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio disagreed, telling Fox News Sunday in January that he believes another impeachment trial “is going to be really bad for the country.”

“It’s going to … keep us from focusing on really important things, but it’s also just going to stir it up even more and make it even harder to get things done moving forward,” he said.

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  1. The American people need to put together articles of impeachment for Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi, and many other Democrats. This needs to be done immediately.

    1. You are exactly correct! These morons did exactly what they tried to get Trump impeached. They incited riots in Portland, Seattle, and other places claiming it was the rite of the people. BS! There are grounds for each of them to be impeached. That would go a lot further to Unite the US that this Joke. Texas is considering Seceding, and I hope they do, even if the Supreme Court says they cannot. I might send a wake up call to the Democratic Communists.

    2. AGREED 100%.

      THESE CRIMINAL DEMORATS WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND WE PAY THEIR SALARIES. IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH THEM ALL AND THROWN THEM ALL OUT, BEFORE THEY COMPLETELY DESTROY AMERICA.

      1. Yes. They are nothing but trouble for OUR country, and will always be. NONE of them care about America. Bring schumer in court and charge him for threatening a
        justice, banging on the door, pathetic❗But I guess everyone is ok with their actions⁉

    3. I completely agree with you! The Democrats are totally out of control and are so nuts over impeaching Trump that they cant even run our country. They are obsessed with getting even. To the point that they are just undoing all the good things that Trump did gor our country. In spite!

      1. Include the majority of Repubs with that. They don’t like it when an outsider comes in and shows the American people how they are not working for the people but for themselves.

    4. Agreed! And who will stand strong against these criminal demos and get this done, joining Paul, Rubio, and the others willing to see that this is done.

    5. I agree with all of you, the Democrats of the non-future have just sealed hate for this party. We have watched and listened to the lies of this party, Joe lied to all of America to get elected, and now, we are the ones that will suffer this tragedy that this party has bestowed on us. Joe Biden is not my President.

    6. I’m ready. Who will draft the articles? I’m in blue Maryland. No one here will do it. It’s up to a red state. PLEASE!!!

    7. I have been saying this all along. They have and are breaking the law and the constitution! They should be taken out of there in handcuffs to prison!!! They are such dirty liars everytime they open their filthy mouths. If all the laws they have broken were on the Republican’s side they would have been locked up a long time ago. Don’t understand why they are getting away with it. Can’t understand why the military don’t step in! With all the policies Joe is signing he is selling us down the river to the Chinese! Plus it’s already been proven the Biden family is corrupt but they are living high on the hog with paymts from China. Back when I was younger if we would disrespect a Pretty president, threaten him, accuse him of things we would have been thrown in the slammer! President Trump and his family have went through horrible abuse all during his term and is still going through it. These people in Congress, their hatred has turned into a cancer and is eating them alive! They have not done their jobs they were elected for since President Trump came on the scene. They have one track minds and need to step down or be IMPEACHED!!!!

    8. I agree with you, and there is real evidence of crimes committed by the Biden family crime syndicate so it would not be another hoax or witch hunt

    9. I agree 100%! It’s so disgusting that nothing ever happens. They continue to get away with being corrupt and for being selfish and greedy and for not caring a wit about American citizens!

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  3. Why not obama? ABSOLUTELY!
    All the so-called rules have changed now. His radical behavior and directives have us in this position now. Biden is just a surrogate who doesn’t even know what day it is most of time.

    1. Oh yes!! I feel Obama is the on e barking out the orders to Biden because Joe don’t know where he is at and the others like Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Clintons, MCconnell, Watters, Cortez, and others are Obama’s puppets. So he needs to serve some time too. Also they need to clean out the CIA, FBI, ALL the Courts. All of these are also corrupt. They couldn’t even go by the law regardless of their dislike of President Trump! Hey you people who voted for Joe……. I see many of you regretting you voted for him. You didn’t leave listen to the things he was going to do you let the hate of Trump blind you! You got what you ask for but you pull us Trump supporters down with you.

  4. Impeachment of a former president is ridiculous. Then President Trump does not deserve it but rather deserves a medal of honor for all the good he did for our country. He always put us first. We now have an false president who puts America last and we will suffer from this president for many years to come. I can’t imagine how much destruction he can do in 4 years and am shaking in my boots until it ends. Will we even recognize out country by then?

  5. Democrats you are digging your own grave. I will not vote democrat again. You all full of HATE. we do not need your hate at this time. You as democrats are making America Dangerous and hateful.

  6. There are a few republicans who are finally standing up to the Dems and the deep state. Many don’t have very high standards and let the Dems who seem very powerful, having the media, hollywood, big tech and some big mouth dems jumping on everything and everyone. It’s time to stand up for the United States of America and freedom. Don’t let the Dems institute communism as they have started to do and to take away all of o
    ur rights.

  7. This impeachment trail is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Now the democrats are so sorry for what the police had to endure during the Capitol riots. Just a couple of months ago they could give a crap about the police!

  8. We need to add ineptness as an impeachable offense ;can we recall Biden,Harris, Pelosi,Schumer et al ; how do we start?

  9. Well one thing of note is, is that the demorats are trying to set it up so that they will from here on out be the only ones elected. Everything they accused President Trump of is exactly what they themselves have done. In the breaching of the Capital if you have watched Antifa and BLM and their actions you will notice that the same tactics are used to breach. I wouldn’t trust a demorat to clean my toilet let alone run our country! God Help and Protect Us!!!!!

  10. Let’s get most of those Democrooks out of office before the United States becomes another Russia, China or Iran. I served in the Army and the Reserves during Viet Nam to protect us from the very forces that are now taking over this country

  11. Don’t forget to add shifty shift and Nader and Maxine waters too and that idiot sowell what ever his name the one that farted on tv and slept with the Chinese spy.

  12. But, hey everyone who voted for Biden, aren’t things SO much better now that President Trump is gone? (And in case you can’t tell, I am being extremely sarcastic). Let’s see the Democrats have been in charge for 3 weeks and already they have killed hundreds of thousands of jobs (the Pipeline shutdown, the rejoining of the Paris Accord, the shutdown of the Border Wall, these 3 alone have probably killed close to 1 million jobs and peripheral jobs). Free Speech is on trial, and precedent and the Constitution have been thrown out to impeach a non-sitting President! Biden has admitted that he really can’t get rid of Covid-19 and that it will get worse before it gets better (I wonder if the Liberals will blame every new Covid death on Biden like they did on President Trump?) The American dollar is being devalued every day and most people I talk to think we are headed for a depression worse than the 1930s! And many States are trying to come up with legal ways to combat Biden’s many devastating Executive Orders. Is anyone else missing President Trump as badly as I am?

    1. Yes I am also missing President Trump I live in Texas I am so proud of Our Governor and Our Attorney General proud that they have a law suite against Biden we need all those Demorats out of the Peoples Capitol and White House
      It is darn crazy how these Clowns are getting away with what they are doing there not even letting Republicans vote on anything this is a disgrace for Our Country of the United States of America there has to be something that we the People can do (Like maybe sign a petition we have to do something I know that I have been in prayer since those Clowns & Master Puppet took office they are all being run by demons they are all Diabolic….Jesus Christ Please Help Our One Nation under God of the United States of America… Amen

    2. Great saying Deplorable Lanie !
      I miss our Beloved President Donald Trump so much I have a Trump 2024 flying in my back yard each time I get blues out I go & touch my flag.

  13. Democrats keep howling up the wrong tree and expect a different result. Pavlov’s dog ring a bell? Can’t they waste enough taxpayer money chasing the orbit of the sun and telling us it’s hot.

  14. Schumer is a fool. The accountability we need is for the democrats to be held accountable for the lies and deceit that they produced during the 4years of Trump ‘s presidency. But when lawyers who change transcripts and plead guilty to doing so , are let off while innocent republicans like Flynn and Stone and others , get jail time, there is no accountability. There is no peace of mind.

  15. I agree with you except for one point. They do not work for the people! They work for the greed of their desires.

  16. I agree mr. Biden will never be my president. President Trump was the greatest president. He stood up for the American people not like the demo rats an other countries who just want our money for anything and everything. People are breaking into this country because it is so great. If you don’t like it here leave. U.S.A. Doesn’t stop people from leaving. We need to stop this travesty before it is too late. God bless The U.S.A.

  17. These democrats are so filled with blind rage towards President Trump. BECAUSE they envy his 74,000,000 plus voters and their support. This is what they (the democrats!!) wish they had and just crave it so much, BUT they also know they will never have it!!! They are not the kind of people that good, honest, ethical, and trustworthy Trump supporters commit to!! It is just that simple!!! End of story!!!

  18. This sham impeachment, just like the first one is totally piglosi’s vendetta against President Trump! She is so filled with hate, she is loosing her mind( IF she ever had one)! She is a loose cannon, a national security risk, “ the enemy in the house”, she is totally unfit to be speaker! She has abused her power, overstepped her bounds and must be removed from congress! She is a clear and present danger to our country! She should be impeached for dereliction of duty, inflammatory speech against our president, sedition and treason!

  19. The House is the largest of the two Congressional organizations. Thay are out of control. To return management to the people, we need to have a House election once a week with the results put in affect immediately. Politicians would be advised immediately how their ’employers’ viewed their actions up to the moment.
    They are out of control and think they know how their employers want them to act for them.
    Less unskilled and brainless idiots woul run for office if their income was affected immediately. Easy ride over!

  20. THOSE WHO SHOULD’VE BEEN IMPEACHED LONG AGO ARE OBAMA, HILLARY, SCHIFF, SCHUMER, PELOSI AND ALL THEIR GANG.

    BIDEN SHOULD BE IMPEACHED FOR BEING MENTALLY INCOMPETENT, INVOLVED IN “FEATHERING HIS NEST” AND THOSE OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS…SUCH AS SON HUNTER, STEALING THE ELECTION, LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    “WORKING FOR EVERY AMERICAN AND TO HEAL THE NATION” IS BS, CHICKEN MANURE, GUANO, PIGEON POOP, HONEY BUCKET. EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE OR ENACTED THUS FAR DISPROVES “HIS WORD” GIVEN TO THE NATION.

    SANCTIONING THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRES. TRUMP IS CRIMINAL. LURING ILLEGAL ALIENS, CARRYING COVID & OTHER DISEASES AS WELL AS A CRIMINAL ELEMENT INTO THE COUNTRY WHEN WE CAN’T EVEN GET INTO A CHURCH, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT IS CRIMINAL. KILLING ALL OF THE TRUMP ADMIN’S. ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT BENEFITED & SAFEGUARDED OUR NATION & EVERY CITIZEN IS CRIMINAL. GRANTING CHINA ACCESS TO OUR GRID, EARMARKING TRILLIONS GOING TO “HELP” OUR ENEMIES, CHINA, IRAN, RUSSIA, ETC. IS CRIMINAL. MANIPULATING OUR ARMED FORCES FOR HIS NEFARIOUS PURPOSES IS CRIMINAL. EVERYTHING HE HAS ENACTED SO FAR IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR ENEMIES. LIKE OBAMA, HE’S SELLING US OUT.

    OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM AND A GOOD CHUNK OF OUR CITIZENRY MUST BE STONED TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN TO OUR NATION AND PRES. TRUMP. LIKE EVERYTHING THE DEMS DO, THIS IS ALL DESTRUCTIVE, DEVISIVE, EVIL.

    THE REMEDY FOR OUR HEALING IS THE RESIGNATION OF BIDEN, INC..

    I DON’T SEE HIM WORKING FOR PRES. TRUMPKAMALA FOR BEING INCOMPETENT PERIOD.

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