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54% of Americans want Trump removed from office immediately in wake of Capitol riot - and 71% of people 'don't trust Ted Cruz with democracy'

 A slim majority of Americans want Donald Trump removed from office in the wake of his supporters' murderous rampage through Congress, a new poll found Sunday.

The ABC News/IPSOS survey shows support for removal at 54% compared to opposition at 43%.

Trump could be removed immediately through being declared unfit under the 25th Amendment by Mike Pence and eight of the cabinet's 15 most senior members, or by a fast-tracked impeachment this week - although that would need Mitch McConnell to change position to get on board.

But the poll shows a bitter partisan split over removal with 94% of Democrats in support but just 13% of Republicans.

Now pay the price: A majority of Americans want Trump removed for whipping up the mob which stormed the Capitol and which he addressed at a rally outside the White House before they marched up the National Mall and desecrated Congress

Now pay the price: A majority of Americans want Trump removed for whipping up the mob which stormed the Capitol and which he addressed at a rally outside the White House before they marched up the National Mall and desecrated Congress

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Democrats are set to introduce a single article of impeachment Monday, accusing Trump of incitement to insurrection.

But McConnell told Republican senators Friday that the senate could not take up an impeachment until January 20 unless there was the consent of all 100 senators to get on a fast track, which appears unlikely.

Also opposing impeachment is Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader who backed Trump so strongly that he voted to overturn the election after the MAGA mob smashed into the capitol and chanted 'hang Mike Pence.'

The poll however gives support to Nancy Pelosi's assessment that 'public sentiment' blames Trump for the violence.

It found that 67% of people said Trump was to blame for the violence 'a great deal' or 'a good amount' and just 15% said none at all. 

Among the 43% of people overall who do not support removal, almost half of them said that he was to blame for the violence but that the fact he will be out of office on January 20 anyway means it is 'not worth pursuing.'

It also found that Ted Cruz is being blamed with just 71% of people saying they had confidence in his ability to uphold democracy.

Some of the poll's findings are likely to worry the incoming Joe Biden administration, the Democratic party and Republicans who want a clear break from the Trump era.

A total of 32% of people said they did not believe Joe Biden's election was 'legitimate' and while 53% of people said they believed the president-elect would 'uphold democracy,' 45% did not.  

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