Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe former President Trump should have been convicted during his second Senate impeachment trial, an ABC News-Ipsos poll taken shortly after the trial ended shows.
Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed in the new poll, which was conducted from Feb.13 to 14 and is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 547 adults, said Trump should have been convicted by the upper chamber on charges that he incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol last month.
The Senate acquitted Trump on Saturday by a 57-43 vote. A conviction would have required two-thirds voting to convict, or 67 votes.
The poll found that support for the conviction was starkly partisan. Almost 90 percent of respondents polled who identified as Democrats said they believe the former president should have been convicted, compared to 64 percent of those identifying as independents and 14 percent of those identifying as Republicans who said the same.
A majority of respondents agreed that the evidence brought against the former president during the trial was strong. Most polled also said they believed that senators voted during the trial based on what party they belonged to.