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President Trump meeting with mayors across the country. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The majority of Americans on both sides of the political spectrum agree that presidents should not be able to pardon themselves, and if they do, most think they should be impeached, according to a new AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

The big picture: Earlier this month, President Trump said he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself, and had his legal team write a memo to confirm as much.

By the numbers:

  • 85% of Americans surveyed think presidential self-pardons when charged with a crime are "unacceptable," while 13% said they are "acceptable."
  • Just below that, 76% believe Congress should take steps to remove a president from office if they did so, while 20% they should not.
  • Splitting party lines, 75% of Republicans think a president shouldn't self-pardon if criminally charged, and 56% believe that president should be impeached. More than 90% of Democrats agree.

Go deeper: Reactions to Trump's self-pardon tweets.

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Progressives pressure Schumer to end filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

A progressive coalition is pressuring Chuck Schumer on his home turf by running a digital billboard in Times Square urging the new majority leader to end the Senate filibuster.

Why it matters: Schumer is up for re-election in 2o22 and could face a challenger, and he's also spearheading his party's broader effort to hold onto its narrow congressional majorities.

4 hours ago - Health

U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

A mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday.

The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country's death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate of deaths due to the virus continues to escalate.

GOP implosion: Trump threats, payback

Spotted last week on a work van in Evansville, Ind. Photo: Sam Owens/The Evansville Courier & Press via Reuters

The GOP is getting torn apart by a spreading revolt against party leaders for failing to stand up for former President Trump and punish his critics.

Why it matters: Republican leaders suffered a nightmarish two months in Washington. Outside the nation’s capital, it's even worse.