This week political observers watched the first televised hearings of the impeachment investigation against U.S. President Donald Trump with interest.
Opposition party lawmakers hope the hearings will help persuade Americans that Trump should be ousted from office.
But the hearings are not likely to cause many Americans to change their minds about the president, the Associated Press reports. Voters either like him or dislike him.
News organizations are especially interested in the opinions of voters in states that will help decide the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
One of those states is Michigan. One voter there, Quincy Murphy, watched the hearing on his television at home. He said nothing he could see or hear would change his mind that Trump was unfit to be president.
I watch it in disgust, Murphy said. He is 45 years old. He works for a car manufacturer. In the 2016 presidential election, he voted for Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Murphy added, I haven't found anything to convince me that he is doing what's best for this country.
More than 700 kilometers away, a Trump supporter was equally strong in his belief that the hearings would have no effect on his opinion. Joe D'Ambrosio is 76-years-old. He has a job cutting people's hair in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The television in his store was playing the hearing.
I fully support the president, D'Ambrosio said.
He said he talked to a lot of people who were happy with their jobs and the gains in their financial investments during Trump's time in office. The opposition party doesn't want to talk about that, and I think they are going to pay a price, he said.
Another man in the store added that he did not think that Trump had done anything illegal. The president is accused of withholding foreign aid to Ukraine, which has faced Russian aggression. Witnesses say the move was meant to pressure the Ukrainian leader. They say Trump wanted him to announce investigations into the family of one of Trump's U.S. political competitors. Some lawmakers say the effort shows a president abusing his office, and the power of American foreign policy, for personal political gain.
1.oust vt. 驱逐，下台
The leaders have been ousted from power by nationalists.
2.in disgust 厌恶地
But when the bride removed her veil and smiled for the camera, her new husband leapt to his feet in disgust.
但根据美联社的报道，听证会不太可能让很多美国人改变他们对特朗普的想法 。选民们不是喜欢特朗普，就是讨厌特朗普 。
其中一个州就是密歇根州 。一位密歇根州的选民是墨菲，他在家观看了电视听证会 。墨菲表示，他看到或者听到的内容不会改变他对特朗普的看法，他就是认为特朗普不适合做总统 。
墨菲说，我强忍着看的电视 。墨菲今年45岁，是汽车制造商的员工 。在2016年的大选中，墨菲投给了特朗普的对手——希拉里·克林顿 。
在700多千米之外的地方，特朗普的一位支持者也同样坚信听证会不会改变自己的看法 。乔今年76岁 。他是宾夕法尼亚州伯利恒的一名理发师 。他理发店的电视上播放了听证会 。
乔说他跟很多人聊过，这些人都很满意自己的工作以及特朗普在位期间自己在金融投资方面的收益 。乔说，反对派不想讨论这个，我觉得他们会为此付出过代价 。
乔所在的理发店里还有一个人认为特朗普并没有做非法的事情 。特朗普总统被控不向乌克兰提供境外援助，而乌克兰面临着俄罗斯的入侵 。有证人称此举意在向乌克兰领袖施压 。他们说特朗普希望他能宣布对特朗普的一位政敌家庭进行调查 。一些议员表示，此举表明特朗普滥用职权、美国对外政策的权力，目的是获得政治收益 。