68% in U.S. Oppose Trump Self-Pardon, 58% Support Twitter Banning Him: Poll

A majority of Americans said they support Twitter's current ban on President Donald Trump, and more than two-thirds of them said they oppose him using a self-pardon to avoid potential federal prosecution after he leaves office.

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post survey released Sunday, 54 percent majority of Americans said Trump should be charged with a crime for inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6—with 83 percent of respondents saying the president has acted irresponsibly since losing to President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump's role in inciting the Capitol riot that left five people dead has provoked even members of his own political party to suggest he should be prosecuted for his role in inciting the January 6 attack. Among Americans who believe Trump has acted irresponsibly since losing the November election, 95 percent said he should be charged criminally for inciting the Capitol riots.

An overwhelming majority of Americans from all political affiliations said they do not condone the actions of Trump's supporters and other Capitol rioters.

Last Wednesday, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in the aftermath of the siege, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed in the poll opposed the president pardoning himself for any federal crimes he may soon be accused of committing. Just 28 percent of Americans said he should issue himself a presidential pardon in an attempt to delay potential prosecution for any alleged criminal acts on the federal level.

Such a move would do nothing to sway state-level prosecutors in New York, who have been conducting extensive criminal investigations into Trump's businesses in the years since he took office. Democrats and prosecutors at both the state and federal level are actively investigating various alleged illegal activities ranging from tax fraud to sexual assault.

However, even Biden himself has expressed reluctance about discussing a criminal investigation or probe into the soon-to-be ex-president. The president-elect said in August he'd prefer a more uniting front if he wins the election, telling reporters: "I think it is a very, very unusual thing and probably not very...good for democracy to be talking about prosecuting former presidents."

In the meantime, Trump remains at least temporarily blocked from both Facebook and Twitter. About 58 percent of respondents from the poll said they support Twitter's muzzling of the president's social media accounts in the wake of the deadly riot.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for additional remarks.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd at a town hall meeting December 12, 2015 in Aiken, South Carolina. The South Carolina Republican primary is scheduled for February 20, 2016. SEAN RAYFORD / Stringer/Getty Images