56% think that evidence against Trump was 'strong,' says ABC News/Ipsos poll
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): About 60% of Americans believe that former US President Donald Trump should have been convicted in his second Senate impeachment trial for his alleged role in Capitol riots, revealed a poll Monday.
According to the survey of ABC News/Ipsos poll, which fielded immediately after the trial concluded, the vast majority of Democrats, 88%, and Independents, 64%, back Trump's conviction while only 14% of Republicans agree.
After days of debate in the Senate, Trump was acquitted on Saturday by a 57-43 vote. The Senate fell 10 votes short of the two-thirds to pass such conviction.
While 56% rate the evidence against Trump as "strong," those who defend the evidence "weak" stay at 37%.
More than three-quarters of the respondents also said that they believe the senators voted based on partisan politics.
The nationwide ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted Feb. 13-14 with 547 adults in English and Spanish. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8% points.
Trump faced the second Senate impeachment trial, the first time a US president has been impeached twice, with an "incitement of insurrection" charge after his supporters stormed the US on Jan. 6, in which five people died.