Truth be told, this does not really come as much of a surprise to me. However, what is at least somewhat surprising is the fact that this poll comes from an MSM source. Of course, there have been plenty of other polls from the MSM that do not really paint things all that favorably for Democrats, but whenever the Left talks about the special counsel, or impeachment, or the Russia investigation in general, they tend to pretend everyone and their grandmothers are on their side.
But in reality, the vast majority of people really are not on their side.
And don’t misunderstand my explanation that the MSM sometimes shows bad things for Democrats to be any sort of praise for them. The title for the article in which the poll is shown is: “Americans support investigating Trump, but many are skeptical that inquiries will be fair, new poll finds.”
That is an MSM title in a nutshell. Some of the biggest points of this poll are either minimized or ignored completely on the headline (it doesn’t even mention impeachment) and makes the claim that Americans support investigating Trump, which alludes to saying pretty much every single American supports that.
Now, let’s look at what the poll and article have to say.
“The American people have mixed feelings about investigating President Trump…” Hold on, I thought you just said that Americans support it. Now they have mixed feelings about it?
In any case, let’s move on: “… with clear majorities wanting newly empowered Democrats to dig into his personal finances and foreign ties but most believing that Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings…”
Now, regarding what the poll said about people trusting Mueller, it says that “half of Americans report they have ‘just some’ confidence or none at all that the Mueller report will be fair and evenhanded, and 43 percent say they have at least a good amount of confidence in its fairness.”
Keep in mind that this survey was conducted before Mueller made a spectacle of the Roger Stone arrest in which the FBI sent a bunch of heavily armed officers and agents to arrest the 66-year-old on charges of perjury (that didn’t even have anything to do with Russia) among other process crimes.
Moving on to investigating Trump, the poll says that “six in 10 adults support the party using its congressional authority to obtain and release Trump’s tax returns…”
First, I doubt that. Second, adults or likely voters? Because there exists a significant difference there. An adult constitutes anyone 18 or older, but not everyone is likely to vote in an election. Third, Democrats were promising to do that on Day 1 of being sworn in to the House. It’s been a little less than a month since then and they still haven’t done that.
Of course, you have to assign people to certain things, but if that was a promise from the Democrats, you’d think they would move to place someone in charge of that ASAP and retrieve every little thing they can from Trump. And yet, I haven’t really heard much except for just talks surrounding that topic.
The article continues: “Similar majorities support Democrats investigating suspected financial ties between Trump and foreign governments, the president’s relationship and communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as possibly collusion in the 2016 campaign.”
Again, I doubt that, considering both everything else this poll says about Mueller and his likelihood of being fair and the fact that the Russian collusion narrative has been in use for a couple of years now, has resulted in zero evidence but plenty of conspiracy theories, and has been run through the Mainstream Media so much that it’s worn people out and has been dying as of late.
If there was clear evidence of collusion, as the Left likes to pretend there is, Trump would’ve been kicked out of the White House ages ago.
And interestingly enough, despite the poll supposedly finding so many people wanting Trump investigated, 46% say that Democrats will likely “go too far” in their investigations of the President.
So they want investigations into Trump but largely think the investigators will “go too far” or otherwise be unfair to Trump?
I’m not saying it’s not possible. There certainly could be people out there who think there might be something to the Russian collusion story (despite all the lack of evidence to support it) while also wanting to be fair to Trump and not absolutely investigate everything including his own personal body.
What I am saying, however, is that such a finding by the poll is pretty bittersweet, mostly bitter, for Democrats. People want them to investigate Trump but also don’t trust them to be fair to him. Democrats definitely want to utterly destroy Trump with everything they have and will not hesitate to “go too far” in doing so. So unless they 100% uncover some incredibly well-hidden diabolical plan where Trump is in cahoots with Putin to rule the United States of America, I think most people will be pretty ticked off with the Democrats in any investigation of Trump.
Moving on to one of the biggest points in this poll that is largely diminished by the MSM headline, support of impeachment of Trump has dropped drastically since August of 2018, around the time that Michael Cohen plead guilty to several charges made against him by the counsel. Back then, the poll found that 49% “said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings that could lead to Trump being removed from office, while 46 percent said Congress should not.”
Once again, I highly doubt it was that high, particularly since his approval ratings were particularly great at that time. However, I can definitely understand if support for it definitely was fairly high around that time. While the charges against Cohen were not going to lead to Trump’s impeachment for various reasons, the narrative made by the Left certainly didn’t help him.
However, let’s assume the number was correct. Since then, the number of people who support impeachment has completely plummeted.
“In the new survey, a smaller 40 percent support impeachment proceedings, while a 55 percent majority oppose them.”
They went from +3% in favor of impeachment to -15% against impeachment, an 18 point drop since last summer.
And that is, at least in part, another reason I doubt it was ever that high. Trump hasn’t done all that much more since then that would have people almost completely drop the idea of impeaching him. Yeah, the fallout from the Cohen guilty pleas subsided, but this is a massive drop that does not tend to happen to someone who is considered an “unpopular” president.
But again, let’s assume they’re right. This is a massive drop that, you would think, would at least make some headlines for them. If they were fair and balanced and not their fake news selves, they would take notice of the massive drop from 49% in favor and 46% opposed to only 40% in favor and 55% opposed.
Now, there are other things in this poll, such as dividing party lines regarding investigating into Trump, which should not surprise anyone that Democrats largely support investigating Trump while Republicans largely oppose it, so there is not really any need to further look at those.
The larger points remain that, while people MIGHT (not very confident in the MSM’s findings regarding this) largely support investigating Trump, they still largely distrust Mueller’s and the Democrats’ fairness regarding this whole thing.
And perhaps most importantly, large numbers of people mostly oppose impeaching Trump at this time, in stark supposed contrast to last summer when Cohen was pleading guilty to any charges that went his way and showed himself to be a detestable snake.
Not that this is going to make the Democrats or the media reconsider a darn thing. The media will still report as though 99% of the country supports them and agrees with them, with the only exceptions being “uneducated” “hillbilly” “MAGA-hat-wearing racists” and whatever else they will say about us, but reality is far from that.
There is good reason Trump’s approval numbers didn’t shift at all during the government shutdown. There is good reason they had only been growing since he proved to be an effective, America-first president who keeps his promises (even if he doesn’t always articulate things very well). And there is a reason we won’t abandon Trump any time soon.
We largely support Trump, which is a nightmare for the Left. A bigger nightmare is that we continue to support him despite every attack thrown his way by a heavily biased “news” media and bloodthirsty Democrats.
I pray that God will continue to guide Trump’s steps and that we can continue to push back against the evil that is the Left.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”
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