A majority of Americans say that the Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
The survey, which was released on Monday, a day before the Senate impeachment trial convenes, found that 51 percent of Americans are in support of the Senate voting to convict and remove Trump. Forty-five percent of respondents said the Senate should vote against conviction and 4 percent said they had no opinion.
Opinions on Senate removal divide strongly along party lines, with 89 percent of Democrats endorsing conviction and removal and 89 percent of Republicans saying they oppose it. Forty-eight percent of independent respondents said the Senate should vote to convict Trump, while 46 percent said they should not.
Meanwhile, 69 percent of respondents said that the impeachment trial should include testimony from witnesses who did not testify amid the House impeachment inquiry. Just 26 percent of respondents said that the trial should not include new witnesses. Republicans were divided on the issue with 48 percent saying the trial should include new witnesses.