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Support for impeachment rising, majority of Americans believe Ukraine phone call a 'serious' problem

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Recent polling conducted in the aftermath of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump shows Americans are concerned about Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Nearly two-third of Americans believe the communications between Trump and Zelensky constitute a "serious problem," according to an ABC News/Ipsos Poll released Sunday.

Nearly half of the respondents — 43 percent — told ABC/Ipsos the communications are a "very serious" problem, while another 21 percent said they are a "somewhat serious" problem. Only 17 percent said the communications are "not serious at all."

During the conversation, which took place in July, Trump allegedly pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Although Ukraine denies Trump pressured Zelensky, the White House released the call transcript last week, solidifying in the minds of many that the president is indeed guilty of pushing Ukraine to conduct an investigation into the Biden's.

While the poll found Americans are concerned about Trump's conversation with Zelensky, a majority — 83 percent — told ABC/Ipsos they are not surprised about what Trump allegedly did.

Meanwhile, support for impeachment is also rising.

A NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released last week found that more Americans now support impeachment than oppose it, 49 percent to 46 percent.

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