I bet that number goes up as this Senate trial proceeds forward.

Courtesy of CNN:

About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%), according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while 45% say the Senate should vote against conviction and removal.

Nearly seven in 10 (69%) say that upcoming trial should feature testimony from new witnesses who did not testify in the House impeachment inquiry. And as Democrats in the Senate seek to persuade at least four Republican senators to join them on votes over allowing witnesses in the trial, the Republican rank and file are divided on the question: 48% say they want new witnesses, while 44% say they do not.

The poll is the first major national telephone poll since the articles of impeachment were sent to the Senate, formally launching Trump’s trial there. They are also the first such poll results since Soviet-born businessman Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, publicly implicated the President in the Ukrainian pressure campaign during a series of television interviews.

The new poll also finds majorities of Americans view each of the charges on which Trump will face trial as true: 58% say Trump abused the power of the presidency to obtain an improper personal political benefit and 57% say it is true that he obstructed the House of Representatives in its impeachment inquiry.

As usual I am still depressed that the number demanding Trmp’s removal from office is only barely over fifty percent,  but then I have to remind myself just how many truly stupid people live in this country. 

I swear if Trump were caught cheating to win on Dancing with the Stars 90% of those polled would want him pulled off the stage by whatever the hell that thing is on his head, and beaten within a inch of his life. 

But to protect our Constitution and the rule of law they barely have time in their day to be outraged.