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Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:10 AM

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018

Pledging to impeach President Trump would backfire on Democrats hoping to take back the House of Representatives this fall, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

The survey finds that 47 percent of registered voters would definitely vote against a candidate who wanted to remove Trump from office, while 42 percent would definitely vote for a candidate who would make such a promise. Forty-seven percent of independent voters whose opinions could be decisive also say they would vote against candidates favoring impeachment.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603408469/npr-pbs-newshour-marist-poll-pushing-impeachment-would-backfire-on-democrats-in

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Reply NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018 (Original post)
Dulcinea Apr 2018 OP
bearsfootball516 Apr 2018 #1
hlthe2b Apr 2018 #3
hlthe2b Apr 2018 #2
unblock Apr 2018 #4
Lucky Luciano Apr 2018 #7
Doodley Apr 2018 #5
beachbum bob Apr 2018 #6
ehrnst Apr 2018 #8

Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:12 AM

1. It makes a lot of sense why Democratic leaders have shied away from impeachment so much.

In a wave election like this, is shoot yourself in the foot is the worst thing you can do. Don't do something that's going to drive Trump's base to the polls in a year when their turnout is already depressed, and don't do something that makes moderates turn on you.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:15 AM

3. they should run on letting the investigation complete and holding the President and all officials

ultimately accountable to the law. Not on a pre-decision to impeach.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:13 AM

2. this is all in how it is asked.

If they had asked if they would vote for someone who promoted letting the investigation fully run its course and making a decision based on those conclusions, even if it meant impeachment, I'd bet the answer would be quite different.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:15 AM

4. there's a dance around the politics of impeachment. it isn't off the table, it never is.

what's off the table is being seen as lusting for impeachment. that's the political trap.

once the facts and evidence are out in the open and the situation *demands* impeachment, then democrats can sign on *reluctantly*. forced into it by the weight of damning evidence, not out of any political goal.

that plays a hell of a lot better than appearing to be rooting for it.


again, it doesn't mean it's off the table, it just means it's not on the table *yet*.



but it sure as hell looks like it'll be worth discussing soon....!

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 08:47 PM

7. Yes very good.

Never say it is off the table. Let the investigation run its course and appropriate measures should then be taken which can mean nothing needs to be done.


...but yes...Im very much in favor of impeachment! This administration is unbearable.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:44 AM

5. The question is too complex to get an accurate result.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 12:25 PM

6. totally 100% AGREEE

we don't want democratic candidates discussing anything to do with impeachment BEFORE the election. PERIOD

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 11:46 AM

8. I think Pelosi and Schumer know this.

They aren't chosen by their peers as leaders of their caucuses for being dumb.

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