But I digress. Our friends over at Electoral Vote tell us…
…that a slight majority (51%) of American adults want to see the Senate convict Donald Trump and remove him from office. In contrast, 46% want him to continue serving as president. The results are basically along party lines, with 85% of Democrats wanting to dump Trump and 86% of Republicans wanting to keep him. However, not wanting to fire Trump doesn’t necessarily mean someone approves of him. Currently 40% approve of the job he is doing and 58% disapprove.
I will never understand this country.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll offered a third choice, censure by Congress. In that poll, 44% of adults wanted a conviction, 15% wanted censure, and 31% wanted acquittal.
And that’s 59% want… something.
Another interesting question is whether people think Trump has done something illegal. Sixty-three percent think he has and 70% say he has done something unethical.
…but you know, don’t punish him for breaking the law! He’s above the law, afterall!
The “removers” can be broken down in various ways. By race, 41% of white voters, 82% of black voters, and 66% of Latino voters want Trump gone. By age, 63% of younger voters 18-29 want him out but only 41% of seniors do. By education, 60% of postgrads want Trump convicted against only 48% of people with a high school education or less.
I cannot fathom why the non-white population are so set against Hair Füror? Tis a mystery.
But the next paragraph is the one that got my Spidy senses tingling:
As a final note, only 12% of Americans have at least some faith that both parties will do the right thing. Most Democrats (84%) don’t trust the Republicans and most Republicans (85%) don’t trust the Democrats. So no matter how the trial ends, half the country will be steaming angry.
Only 12% of us have any faith left in our political processes. That rock started rolling down the hill, like when exactly? Nixon? And has been picking up debris as it goes. From Iran-Contra (Hi again, AG Bill ‘Low’ Barr!) to the Iraq War to the Great Recession to Ukraine, it’s been…
Everything is broken, including ourselves. I don’t know if 12% is the basement, but I suspect that if The Russian Usurper gets off that 12% will seem like the good ol’ days.