Majority Do Not Want To See Trump Removed From Office, New Poll Shows

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A majority of those surveyed in a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll are not seeking a Senate conviction in the impeachment process of President Donald Trump.

51% of respondents oppose the Senate vote that would nix Trump from the Oval Office, while 45% would like to see him gone. These numbers are an improvement for Trump, as the same survey showed a 47%-46% split in October, USA TODAY reported Monday.

Independents oppose Senate impeachment action by a margin of 51%-41%, while 89% of Republicans disapprove of the Senate vote and 81% of Democrats support it. The gap is also well exhibited across gender lines.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: At bottom, from L, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) attend a House Rules Committee hearing concerning the articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, at the U.S. Capitol on December 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. The small committee is tasked with preparing the articles of impeachment for the House floor and setting the terms for debate. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. House Democrats claim that Trump posed a 'clear and present danger' to national security and the 2020 election in his dealings with Ukraine over the past year. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Men oppose convicting Trump by a 62%-33% margin, while woman support Senate action to convict the president by a margin of 57%-40%. Younger voters — specifically those under 35 — overwhelmingly support convicting Trump, 56%-39%. Older voters take the opposite route.

But one thing most seem to agree on: impeachment isn’t their priority. Impeachment of Trump ranks 11th in importance on a list of 12 major issues in the U.S. For Republicans, recent actions on the Hill rank dead last, according to USA TODAY.

The president sits at 48% approval with 49% disapproving of his job in office, according to a Tuesday Rasmussen poll(RELATED: Trump at 48% Approval, Biden Leading Democrats: Poll)