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55% Favor Calling New Witnesses for Senate Impeachment Trial

Most voters think the U.S. Senate should allow new witnesses to supplement the House’s party-line impeachment case before deciding whether to remove President Trump from office.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the Senate trial should be based only on the impeachment cases voted on by House Democrats in December. But 55% disagree and say the Senate should allow new witnesses to be called before reaching a verdict. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 19-20, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 19-20, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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