Slight majority of Americans want Senate condemn Trump, poll finds

(Reuters) – A slim majority of Americans believe Donald Trump should be convicted by the Senate of inciting insurgency and declared ineligible, a Reuters / Ipsos poll shows.

According to the nationwide poll on Wednesday and Thursday, 51 percent of Americans believe the former Republican president should be convicted of provoking the Jan.6 assault on Capitol Hill, which cost the life of five people.

His trial before the Senate for “incitement to insurgency” is due to begin in the coming weeks.

Thirty-seven percent of those polled believe Donald Trump should not be convicted, and 12 percent do not speak out.

Fifty-five percent of those polled also say the billionaire should not be allowed to run for president again, compared with 34% who think the opposite, and 11% undecided.

The US House of Representatives will transmit to the Senate on Monday its indictment of Donald Trump for inciting insurgency, the leader of the new Democratic majority in the upper house of the United States Congress, Chuck Schumer, announced Friday.

The Senate will thus be able to organize a trial against Donald Trump, the first American president to be targeted by two separate impeachment proceedings. As he has not been president since Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday, this trial could result in a ban on presidential office in the future.

(Chris Kahn, French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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