December 10, 2019 - Tuesday
Swing Sets of Polling on Impeachment
December 10, 2019
Democrats were supposed to be impeaching the president for political gain! But now, pollsters say, they can't even claim that. New numbers warn that the bottom's falling out of the Left's support -- and the battleground states are the first to go.
What a difference an impeachment makes! Nine months ago, Donald Trump was trailing Joe Biden in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Today, Firehouse Strategies says, "he beats every Democrat." What changed? Nothing, and that's exactly the problem. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and company gear up for a vote to boot the president from office, most Americans want to know when they'll get back to the country's real business.
Months into the Democrats' charade, voters in purple states have had enough. In a trend that spells disaster for the 2020 candidates, clear majorities of people in these must-win states (from 50.8 percent to 57.9 percent) oppose the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump. The numbers are a frightening sign for Pelosi, who's betting her party's chances on the serious misconception that Americans hate the president as much as they do. Or at least support the idea of taking him out before he can win another term.
In an interview with Axios, Firehouse partner Alex Conant warned, "Democrats racing towards impeachment are at serious risk of leaving behind the voters they need to retake the White House next year." Although they differ on what Congress's priority should be (immigration for Republicans, health care for Democrats), the consensus is that it's time to "focus on policy issues" (59.4 percent of Michigan agrees, followed by 63 percent of Pennsylvania, and 67.2 percent of Wisconsin).
Making matters worse for liberals, Firehouse is just one of the organizations tracking this trend. A slew of polls in the last week all point to the same conclusion: Democrats are in for a 2016 sequel where moderate states are concerned if they don't change course -- and fast. According to the Hill, Arizona and Florida can be added to that list, along with North Carolina. People there may have been receptive to an investigation of Trump, but this all-out crusade to unseat him on the slimmest of evidence is extreme by anyone's measure.
"We've known for a long time that everybody in California and New York want Trump to be impeached," said one of the president's campaign officials. "They've wanted that since the day he came into office. But in these states where the election is really going to be fought, we're seeing that voters oppose impeachment, and there's an intensity to that opposition."
Tony Perkins's Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC Action senior writers.