This brand new poll was really bad news for Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi just took the biggest risk of her political life.
The Speaker of the House set in motion events with an impeachment inquiry that will decide the 2020 election.
And now this brand new poll was really bad news for Nancy Pelosi.
Democrats are hoping the fake Ukraine Scandal will move the needle on public opinion in favor of impeachment in ways the Russia Collusion Hoax did not.
The early returns on that bet are not good.
A new Politico/Morning Consult poll that came out as the story of Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President broke showed support for impeachment actually decreasing.
While even some of the caucus’ most vulnerable members spent this past weekend inching closer to supporting impeachment, a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll — conducted before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement on Tuesday that Democrats will pursue an impeachment inquiry — found that a plurality of registered voters still opposed impeachment, with little sign of movement toward supporting such steps.
In the poll — conducted Friday through Sunday, as stories circled about Trump allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the Democratic candidates hoping to oust him — 36 percent of respondents said they believe Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Support for impeachment is down a tick from 37 percent last week. Nearly half of respondents, 49 percent, said Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings, also down a point from last week.
“Despite being a popular topic in the news, support for impeachment proceedings remains relatively unchanged in the past week,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “This week, 36 percent of registered voters, including 33 percent of independents and 5 percent of Republicans, support impeachment. These numbers have remained steady over the summer, with little impact from the latest whistleblower complaint centered on Ukraine so far.”
No matter how many manufactured “scandals” the Fake News Media throws at Donald Trump or how many times Democrats falsely claim America is in a Constitutional crisis one fact remains the same – the American people do not support the undemocratic means of impeachment to undo the results of the 2016 election.
But the Democrat Party’s unhinged base does.
And that’s why Democrats are traveling down this politically toxic road of impeachment.