Only 4 in 10 Republicans Believe President Trump Donald John Trump John Dean: "There Is Enough Evidence" to Accuse Trump MORE Discussed an Investigation of Democratic Presidential Rival Joe Biden 19659004] Joe Biden I had to tell Obama that he should not "blackmail foreign lands." John Dean: "There Is Sufficient Evidence" to Sue Trump MORE during a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian President, despite Trump's admission, according to a recent survey by Monmouth University.
The poll, released Tuesday, found that 40 percent of Republican respondents said Trump "probably" raised the idea of Biden and Biden's son being investigated against us during a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the 25th of July. Meanwhile, 29 percent of Republicans said Trump "probably does not mention a Biden investigation."
Compared to 85 percent of Democrats and 61
The survey in Monmouth was conducted from September 23 to 29, as the history of Ukraine developed further and several reports of Trump's interactions with the Ukrainian leader emerged.
Trump confirmed that he had discussed Biden on the phone on September 22, while a White House memo published three days later showed that Trump was pushing Zelensky to "investigate" the Democratic candidate while repeatedly summoning the Ukrainian leader Labor encouraged with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Rudy GiulianiOcasio-Cortez beat McCarthy as "stubborn, sloppy, dishonest chaos" over the Trump Defense House's Intel subpoena "signed only by Democratic chairpersons who have anticipated this case" MORE and Attorney General William Barr William Pelham BarrOcas's io-Cortez beat McCarthy as "confused, sloppy, dishonest" about Trump's defense Giuliani says he has received a subpoena, "signed only by Democratic chairmen who anticipated this case ". ,
"At least the ad shows Trump discussing Biden's investigation during the call. Although this information was released by the White House itself, more than a quarter of Republicans still say that Trump probably did not mention it. This seems to be another example of party political tribalism in public opinion, "said Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University's Independent Polling Institute.
The error rate for the survey is 2.9 percentage points.
Trump's interactions with Zelensky have involved his government in controversy and triggered a formal impeachment investigation in the House of Representatives.
Trump has repeatedly defended his talks with Zelensky, calling her July call "perfect," claiming that a whistleblower complaint filed over the phone call is "fraudulent."
"As I experience more and more every day, I come to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, but a COUP," Trump said in a Tuesday night tweet.
A majority of Americans said it rejects Trump's attempt to ask a foreign government to investigate a political rival.
63 percent of respondents said they do so It is not appropriate for a US president to make such an application. Only 21 percent said it was appropriate.