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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:31 AM

Poll: Voters largely unswayed by House Dems' push for impeachment

Source: Politico

Over the past few months, House Democrats have been building support for impeachment within the caucus. But they havenít brought the American people with them.

Even as nearly two-thirds of Democratic members favor impeaching President Donald Trump or at least opening an impeachment inquiry, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows they havenít made the sale to voters. Only 37 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while half oppose it. Just 12 percent of voters are undecided.

Since the release of former special counsel Robert Muellerís report in the spring, overall support for impeachment has fluctuated between 35 percent and 38 percent, while opposition has ranged from 46 percent to 53 percent.

Among Democrats, however, 7 in 10 support beginning impeachment proceedings. Only 18 percent of Democratic voters oppose impeachment. Among registered voters who said they intend to participate in a Democratic presidential primary or caucus in their states, 68 percent want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while 20 percent do not.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/18/house-democrats-trump-impeachment-poll-1500741

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Reply Poll: Voters largely unswayed by House Dems' push for impeachment (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 18 OP
safeinOhio Sep 18 #1
brooklynite Sep 18 #4
Magoo48 Sep 18 #11
Maxheader Sep 18 #2
DeminPennswoods Sep 18 #3
Born Free Sep 18 #5
CaptainTruth Sep 18 #6
Bayard Sep 18 #7
KPN Sep 18 #9
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 18 #8
Fiendish Thingy Sep 18 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 18 #12
rockfordfile Sep 18 #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:41 AM

1. Right vs Wrong never changes.

Polls are like the wind and change ever few minutes.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:08 AM

4. Point to where the polling on Impeachment has "changed"

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 01:37 PM

11. Exactly, and

is this Voters Underground or Democratic Underground? 7 in 10 of we Dems are ready to do the right thing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 08:04 AM

2. I don't get it..



Are they saying the majority of republican voters oppose it..and democrat voters overwhelming want it?

Boy!..there's a piece of news for ya....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 08:26 AM

3. For a loooong time, most Americans

thought Watergate was "just a 3rd rate burglary", too.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:17 AM

5. I confess...

We were still thinking about Nixon and the end of the war in Vietnam, for some of us, Vietnam had become the most important issue. It was much later that the Nixon impeachment started to sink in, and that was the democrats standing up for what they knew was right. The problem today is the democrats are waiting for some great TV moment that will wake everyone up and I doubt that is going to happen. TV these days remind me more of Ollie North and Iran Contra hearings than the republicans impeaching Bill Clinton.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:25 AM

6. It took 9 months of hearings in 1973/4, before the House voted to begin an impeachment inquiry...


... to build public support for Nixon's impeachment.

We've just begun.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:43 AM

7. I'll take those stats

Sounds pretty good for a beginning inquiry. The more that will most surely be brought to light, the more the rest will see the total swamp monster.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:31 AM

9. I agree. Let's get a move on! Support will rise

if we make it clear as a bell that these are impeachment hearings. We need to do it now, pronto ó right now or it will be too late (which may have been Pelosiís strategy all along). We need a new, younger set of leaders. Forty-plus years of backslide for middle/working class America is enough of a reason to move on from what really is the past.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:59 AM

8. That's because voters are idiots. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:40 AM

10. The oath of office doesn't stipulate "defend the Constitution, but only when polls favor it" nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:40 PM

12. I think the House Dems are just using impeachment as a tool to subpoena witnesses.

If Dems can get witnesses to talk about Trump's crimes, and link them to crimes of the whole Trump family, it's a plus. If indictments and convictions can be won against Trump family members, great.

Actual impeachment is a pointless exercise, since (dog willing) trump will be ousted next November, and because the Senate would never get the 67 votes to convict. So it would look like the umpteen votes to repeal ACA during the Obama administration: it makes the "true believers" feel good, but accomplishes nothing.

Keep the impeachment investigations going, nail some hides to the wall where appropriate, and focus on the election.

One old Dem opinion.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:44 PM

13. Politico has always been right-wing.

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