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Poll: Less than half of Americans think Trump should be convicted by Senate

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Less than half of Americans are sold on the post-presidency impeachment of Donald Trump, a new poll finds. The poll from AP-NORC found that less than half of Americans aren’t convinced the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump — while a majority hold him partly responsible for the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol.

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“Fewer Americans, 47%, believe the Senate should vote to convict Trump after his impeachment trial, which begins next week. Another 40% say he should not be convicted, and 12% aren’t sure.” the poll finds.

Moreover, the graph shows level of guilt people feel Trump holds for the riot, the more likely they are to favor conviction.

A majority of Americans say Trump holds at least some level of guilt.

“Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that Trump bears at least a moderate amount of responsibility for the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including half who say he bears a great deal or quite a bit,” AP finds. “Just over a third say he bears little to no responsibility.”

The poll also asked Republicans about their views on the legitimacy of the election, finding the majority say it was unfair.

65% of Republicans say Biden was not legitimately elected while 33% of Republicans say he was.

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“Overall, 66% of Americans say Biden was legitimately elected president, but 65% of Republicans say he was not,” the poll said.

As the Senate pursues charges against Donald Trump for inciting violence on Jan. 6, perhaps vulnerable senators should keep the unpopularity of the idea in mind.

To read the full findings of the poll, click here.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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