Most People Now Oppose Impeachment, New Poll Finds

After days of the House Intelligence Committee hosting public impeachment hearings for President Trump, it seems the American people have had enough as a new poll now shows the president has an overall positive or favorable rating and that impeachment has an overall negative score.

Democrat lawmakers did everything they could to make it seem like Trump was guilty of an impeachable offense, but participants in a just-released Emerson poll signaled they are ready to move on.

According to the Washington Examiner, 48 percent of people polled approve of President Trump and only 47 percent disapprove—a 5-point shift from the 43 percent of people who viewed Trump positively in the same poll from October.

“What’s more, support for impeachment is now negative, a finding that backs up other recent polling,” the Washington Examiner continues.

The poll also found: “Support for impeachment has flipped since October from 48% support with 44% opposing, to now 45% opposed and 43% in support. The biggest swing is among independents, who oppose impeachment now 49% to 34%, which is a reversal from October where they supported impeachment 48% to 39%.”

The poll also compared how President Trump would fair in potential head-to-head match-ups in 2020.

Among Republicans, 93 percent backed Trump over primary challengers Bill Weld or Joe Walsh.

Trump also faired well against Democratic challengers, only losing to Senator Bernie Sanders by 1 point, 49 percent to 50 percent.

Trump was tied with Senator Warren 50 percent to 50 percent. Trump beat former Vice President Joe Biden 51 percent to 49 percent. And, Trump comparatively trounced South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg 52 percent to 48 percent.

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Emerson adds:

The economy is the number one issue for Republicans (50%) and Independents (35%), while for Democrats, healthcare ranked highest at 25%. Overall, the economy continues to be the most important issue for one in three voters (34%) in deciding who they will vote for President. Healthcare is the second most important overall at 18%, followed by immigration and social issues at 10% each. The environment and impeachment were next at 7% apiece, with foreign policy being the least important issue for voters at 3%.

Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination, increasing 2 points from October to at 27%. Former Vice President Joe Biden is also at 27%, holding steady from October. Senator Elizabeth Warren is in third place at 20%, down a point. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is at 7% and Andrew Yang rounds out the top 5 at 4%. All other candidates are below 4%. (MM, n= 468, +/- 4.6%)