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While a new Rasmussen Reports phone and online survey shows 50 percent of likely voters believe President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office before Jan. 20 because of the Jan. 6 rally at the Capitol, that number is bolstered by partisanship.

Eighty-one percent of Democrats support removing President Trump from office now. Only 23 percent of Republicans agree. Forty-one percent of voters not affiliated with either major party believe he should be removed immediately.

Forty-eight percent of voters are in favor with prosecuting President Trump after he leaves office in connection to the Capitol riot. Forty-seven percent are opposed.

Again, this breaks along party lines with 77 percent of Democrats wanting Trump prosecuted and 75 percent of Republicans opposing such action.

Looking at voters unaffiliated with either major party, 50 percent are against prosecuting Trump while 41 percent support prosecution.

One key element Rasmussen found in how Americans feel about the issue is how much they’ve watched the media.

Among voters who have followed news stories about the Jan. 6 protest, 75 percent say President Trump should be removed from office before Jan. 20. An identical percentage supports prosecuting him after he leaves.

Black voters and voters under 40 were most supportive of removing Trump from office. Sixty-eight percent of black voters said Trump should be prosecuted after he leaves office.

Author: Jacob Hall


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