The House approved the Impeachment Theater resolution mostly along party lines. However, two Dems--Collin Peterson (MN) and Jefferson Van Drew (NJ)--joined the GOP. They come from districts that voted for Trump.
Based on polling, it's likely that quite a few Dems will regret this vote. The Hill is reporting today, as other news outlets have as well, that Polls show support for impeachment weaker in key battleground states:
New polls from several 2020 battlegrounds show more people oppose than support using impeachment to remove President Trump from office, a potential danger sign for Democrats.
Support for impeachment is under water in new surveys of Wisconsin and Florida, two key states in next year’s fight for the White House.
Trump won both in 2016, turning Wisconsin red for the first time in decades and returning Florida to the GOP column after former President Obama carried it twice.
In New Hampshire and Arizona, two more swing states, most voters oppose impeachment. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton narrowly won the Granite State in 2016, and Democrats believe they have a chance to win Arizona after securing a Senate race last year.
A New York Times–Siena College battlegrounds poll released Wednesday found that majorities in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida oppose removing the president from office through impeachment. Majorities or pluralities do support an investigation of Trump, however.
Trump’s reelection campaign is emboldened by the polling, which it believes shows that Democrats are running against public opinion in the states that matter the most.
“We’ve known for a long time that everybody in California and New York want Trump to be impeached, they’ve wanted that since the day he came into office,” said one Trump campaign official who is not authorized to speak on the record. “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.”
John Hinderaker at Powerline quotes RCP, which averages polls--here are some key highlights:
Despite Democrats’ Attacks, Support for President Trump Has Increased
* In our 17 target states, President Trump’s approval has increased by 3 points since Pelosi announced this charade.
* The President’s sky-high favorability among Republicans has actually increased, as well.
More Americans Want Joe Biden Investigated Than President Trump
Impeachment Not Popular In Target States
* In our 17 target states, voters oppose Democrats’ efforts to remove President Trump from office by a 14-point margin.
* Their support for hearings has dropped since the beginning of October.
* 70% believe this is “all politics” and would prefer Congressional Democrats focus on issues like health care, trade, and the economy.
Impeachment Not Popular Among Independents
* Independent voters nationally oppose Democrats’ efforts to remove President Trump from office by a 13-point margin.
The trends are bad and worsening.
If the RNC was remotely competent (I wish) they would already be rolling ads out spinning this as a vote for the entire Russia Hoax debacle so that when Barr&Durham get through folks will say, "So that's what impeachment was all about." Tie the collective criminal dead chicken around their individual political necks.ReplyDelete
Here's the ad that Trump is dumping 7 digits on: TO CHANGE WASHINGTONDelete
Here is Kevin McCarthy riffing on the same themes: more subpoenas than laws
I'm sure it's all coordinated.
I thought I had sent this comment an hour ago but perhaps I forgot to hit the button after composing... :)ReplyDelete
Anyway, each of Trump, Pelosi and Schiff tweeted after the House vote. The number of likes for each is perhaps indicative of current public opinion.
Here is the 'like' count as of a few minutes ago:
I checked trash and it wasn't there, so you musta not sent it. That's really interesting.Delete
My wife says that I often only get half way on projects these days... :)Delete
Anyway, you would have thought that if the Pelosi/Schiff Show were all that compelling the tweet numbers would bear this out...
To quote Forrest Gump, "Stupid is an stupid does."ReplyDelete
The Dems have pulled a lot of tricks. I hope that the President ends up with the treats.
“We’ve known for a long time that everybody in California and New York want Trump to be impeached, they’ve wanted that since the day he came into office,” said one Trump campaign official who is not authorized to speak on the record.ReplyDelete
They should stifle this person. He doesn’t know “everybody in California”, where there are about 5 million registered Republican voters and even more No Party Preference. Outnumbered by Democrats, we are still here and still represent substantial numbers.
We even have a hardcore Liberal extended family member who was so attracted to Trump they switched parties and actively campaigned for him.
Publicly tossing California out at this point is foolish. PDJT would not go for that…
"Stupid IS as stupid does…"