The idea of impeaching Donald Trump surfaced before he even took office. Before the Russian collusion narrative took center-stage, all the Left could talk about was impeaching Donald Trump. And even the Russian collusion narrative was all in the efforts to get rid of Trump in the first place. Impeaching Donald Trump has been the chief goal of the Democrats ever since then and their taking the House of Representatives was essentially a promise to everyone, but particularly to their extremist base, that they would get around to impeaching Donald Trump, getting his tax returns and just about everything bad they could do to him in the name of “justice”.
The 116th Congress convened on January 3rd, 2019, with the Democrats as the majority in the House. It’s been a little under 300 days and they still haven’t gotten Trump’s tax returns and they are only now beginning to even talk about a serious impeachment inquiry (though Pelosi is refusing to bring it to a floor vote, so it’s not actually very likely to happen). Despite their best efforts, they haven’t been able to even try to begin impeachment proceedings and everything they’re doing at this very moment is more akin to a shadow trial than an official one.
But however much the Democrats in Washington might be salivating at the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, it’s not even close to being an important issue according to a recent Emerson poll.
Now, it should be mentioned that the Emerson poll is only regarding Iowa, but considering this is a rustbelt state, you can probably guess the sentiment for most other states are not too dissimilar.
According to the poll, only 6% of voters say that impeachment is the most important issue.
“The most important issue for voters in Iowa in deciding for whom to vote for president is the economy at 33%, followed by healthcare at 19% and social issues at 10%. Impeachment ranked 7 out of 9 at 6%, ahead of education at 5% and foreign policy at 3%. Among Democrats, the most important issue is health care at 25%, followed by the economy at 17% and the environment at 14%. The majority of Republicans (55%) identify the economy as the most important issue, followed by immigration at 14%. Independents are split between the economy (27%) and healthcare (24%),” says the poll.
In other words, what is most important to voters are issues that THEY CARE ABOUT AND WOULD MOST DIRECTLY INFLUENCE THEM, not getting rid of the President of the United States in a hate-filled coup d’état. The most important issues are things that most people are generally concerned with: the economy, healthcare, social issues, the environment, immigration, etc. They care about things that will affect them the most, not a sham of an impeachment.
But these numbers aren’t the only bad numbers for Democrats. While impeachment is not even remotely close to an important issue in the eyes of Iowa voters, the truth is that the issue is not much more important for Democrats in the state.
According to pollster Spencer Kimball, “The Democrats have some work to do in Iowa convincing voters that impeachment is a top priority of Congress; 67% of Democrats in Iowa support impeaching the president, but only 10% identify it as the most important issue in deciding their vote for president.”
67% is usually a good number to find in polls that one agrees with, but not in this case, at least for Democrats. If a full 33% DISAGREE WITH IMPEACHMENT, that is far too many dissenters in the party.
Keep in mind that the Left is thoroughly convinced that the vast majority of Americans support their attempts at impeaching the President. With heavily-skewed and biased polls like the ones from Fox News that only parrot that belief, one can’t exactly blame them for thinking this way, at least too much.
But 33% of Democrats being AGAINST impeachment in Iowa, that only shows the sort of sentiment that is likely fairly similar in the rest of the country. And even among Democrats who agree with impeachment, only 10% see it as a top issue, which is what the Democrats are running on.
The 2020 presidential election, for the Democrats, will largely only be about getting rid of Donald Trump because they hate him. Yes, the candidates will bring up all these other issues when it suits them or when they have to talk about them during debates or townhalls, but the chief end of their campaigns will not be to listen to the voters and take care of issues; it will be to get rid of Trump. Even during the debates, they couldn’t avoid talking about getting rid of Trump.
For Democrats in Washington, impeaching Trump is at the top of their priorities. But for the vast majority of people around the country, it isn’t, even among registered Democrats who support impeachment.
Again, only 10% of these Democrats say it’s at the top of their priorities. This is an indication that 90% of registered Democrats (at least in Iowa) would want the focus to be elsewhere and an indication that going full-throttle on this issue only serves to appease them, not their voters and certainly not the American people.
But what’s more, Donald Trump actually leads the two frontrunners on the Democrat Party:
“In hypothetical head to head matchups, Trump has a slight advantage over Warren and Biden: 51% to 49%, while Sanders carries a 2 point advantage over Trump with 51% to 49%; all three match-ups are within the polls margin of error. (n=888, +/-3.2%)”
While it’s all within the margin of error, meaning that it really could be the other way around for all match-ups or the leads could be bigger, the fact that it’s even that close at all should be a warning sign for Democrats. Not only are their impeachment efforts not seen as priority by their voters, but Trump is nowhere near as unpopular as they would want him to be in order to go through impeachment proceedings.
Of course, other polls will still show Trump being heavily opposed (Emerson poll didn’t show the sample of voters down party lines, so it’s unknown how many surveyed were Democrat vs. Republican or Independent), but as we have seen in the past, there isn’t much reason to trust such polls, knowing the tactics of oversampling Democrats and passing that off as general voter sentiment.
What I’m trying to get across is the fact that impeachment is simply not a winning issue for the Democrats. Even if they eventually manage to impeach Trump, it would go to the Senate, where it would most likely be acquitted, which the President would most definitely say is a sign of vindication and exoneration (considering he did nothing wrong to be impeached in the first place, I say it would be exoneration). If this poll is any indication for other states, particularly purple states, that puts Democrats in such states in peril.
As I have stated in many previous articles, voting one way or the other will draw them ire and the potential to lose their seats, and therefore, cause the Democrats to lose the House in 2020. Despite Nancy’s statement that it didn’t matter if they did lose the House, I don’t actually believe her for a number of reasons, as I detailed in my article discussing it.
The Democrats, in pushing for impeachment, are in a lose-lose situation. That is exacerbated by the fact that they don’t recognize they are in such a situation in the first place. They have convinced themselves that just about everyone in the country supports them and agrees with them. They believe they are seen as incapable of doing wrong, so they won’t let go of this impeachment stuff.
And it will most likely cost them everything.
“You felt secure in your wickedness and said, ‘No one sees me,’ Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one beside me.’”
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