Solid majority of Americans say Senate acquittal did not clear Trump of wrongdoing

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By a 15-point margin Americans say that, despite being acquitted in the Senate, Donald Trump has not been cleared of wrongdoing in the Ukraine matter. Fully 55% say Trump has not been exonerated by his acquittal while 40% believe he has, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Monday. The views of independents track almost perfectly with those findings, with 54% saying Trump has not been cleared and 40% saying he has.

What this means more broadly is that Americans weren’t fooled by Republicans’ sham trial one bit. In the poll, 51% still believe that Trump’s actions were serious enough to warrant impeachment, while 46% believe they didn’t reach the threshold. Independents are split on that question 49% to 49%. Perhaps even more telling are respondents’ views on whether the Senate trial was conducted fairly:

  • Unfairly: 59%
  • Fairly: 35%

That finding is almost identical to Monmouth polling also released today, showing 58% say the trial was unfair, while 35% say it was fair. In effect, Senate Republicans’ sham trial only inspired confidence in GOP voters, 54% of whom called it fair, while Democrats (78%-18%) and independents (56%-39%) overwhelmingly found it unfair.

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5 Comments on "Solid majority of Americans say Senate acquittal did not clear Trump of wrongdoing"

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J. M.
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J. M.

Hoax Trial, Hoax Aquittal! So there!

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

He can’t be acquitted, he’s forever impeached.
Like Jeffrey Epstein , was guilty of
“child molestation “, and (Dirty )Dershowitz ,
got him off , along with his friends ,
Starr , and Acosta .
Acosta , ( the judge) , later became part of Trump’s cabinet.
As a payoff for Epstein ?
You can’t make up this stuff !
How dumb can the Republicans be?
White House , full of abusers, top to bottom
nobody seem to care ?

Aileen Cheetham
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Aileen Cheetham

I go with the majority.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
An acquittal is not possible. He ( Trump ) was found guilty by the house of Delegates. So he was /and is still impeached. The Senate was to decide what the punishment should have been. They ( along with Mitch’s orders) said he did it , but it did not raise to the level of removal from office. They could not squirt Trump , he’s forever impeached. The Senate didn’t do their sworn duty , so they tried a COVERUP . How could Mitch , preside over the jury of Trump , when his wife works for Trump ? His… Read more »
chris whitley
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chris whitley

If they would have at least had a few select witnesses they could have maybe made a show of his acquittal. Problem being they all and most all normal Americans know he’s guilty as hell. The reason they didn’t want trial to go farther. Would have been more than one vote. Probably not enough to convict, but more votes to convict.