Well, at least somebody cares about the rule of law.
Courtesy of NBC News:
A majority of Americans want the Senate to hold a full impeachment trial, rather than “allowing voters to decide” the fate of President Donald Trump, according to a new LX/Morning Consult poll released Thursday morning. Younger Americans drove this result: No age groups were more in favor of a full trial than Generation Z and millennials.
The poll, conducted as House and Senate leaders tussle over what to do following the passage of two articles of impeachment, shows 55% of U.S. adults support a full trial of President Trump. Forty-five percent responded that they preferred to let voters decide the president’s fate in the November election.
Those in favor of a full impeachment trial skewed young. Generation Z respondents between the age of 18 and 22 – many of whom weren’t even born when President Bill Clinton was impeached – favored a full trial for President Trump by a 68% to 32% margin. Millennials between the age of 23 and 38 favored a full trial by a 62% to 38% margin.
Fifty-one percent of adults from Generation X (39-54) favored a full Senate trial, while Baby Boomers, 55 to 73 years old, were the only age group where fewer than half of respondents (49%) said they favored a full trial.
Race also played a factor. Just 49% of white respondents supported a full impeachment trial, compared to 77% of blacks and 69% of Hispanics.
There was a split among party lines as well, with 83% of Democrats supporting a full Senate trial and 77% of Republicans opposing it; independent voters favored a full trial by a 54-46 margin.
No wonder Mitch McConnell is not swayed by polls like this, young people, Hispanics, and black folks are just not among the demographic stupid enough to vote for him.