A Monmouth University poll released today shows that a majority of the country thinks the trial should allow new evidence, but that support is deeply partisan.
Here are the key stats:
- 57% say the House managers should be able to present new evidence
- Support for allowing new evidence comes from 87% of Democrats, 56% of independents, and just 24% of Republicans
- More than 3 in 4 Americans say Trump and his officials should be invited to testify, but only 40% think Trump should be compelled to testify
- 53% approve of the House of Representatives decision to impeach Trump, while 46% disapprove
- 49% feel Trump should be removed while 48% say Trump should not be removed
The director of the polling institute, Patrick Murray, said: "It is interesting that solid majorities in every partisan group would like to see Trump and members of his administration at least asked to appear."