America is speaking very loudly on the issue of witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. A new CNN poll out Monday afternoon found almost seven in 10 respondents were in favor of hearing from new witnesses that were prevented from testifying in the House.
“And as Democrats in the Senate seek to persuade at least four Republican senators to join them on votes over allowing witnesses in the trial, the Republican rank and file are divided on the question: 48% say they want new witnesses, while 44% say they do not.The poll is the first major national telephone poll since the articles of impeachment were sent to the Senate, formally launching Trump’s trial there. They are also the first such poll results since Soviet-born businessman Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, publicly implicated the President in the Ukrainian pressure campaign during a series of television interviews.“
Meanwhile, just over half of those polled believe President Trump should be convicted and removed from office. 45% believe he should not be convicted and removed.