A new poll suggests Independent voters are growing weary of the impeachment process.
While Democrats still calling forth witnesses for what they claim is an impeachable action by President Trump, FiveThirtyEight found that national support for impeachment is falling and is doing so quickly among independent voters.
The Hill reports a potential vote to impeach the president “seems inevitable,” but is likely to only be backed by Democratic members. No Republican members have broken rank to support the effort. While Democrats would have enough votes to charge Trump with an impeachable offense, the Hill reports pursuing a vote is a political gamble and “it remains to be seen whether voters will support the Democratic action or punish the party for going forward with impeachment.”
Even the Democrats are growing tired of the Democrats’ impeachment charade-parade https://t.co/k9GXImYMmx
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 26, 2019
Here’s more from the poll:
According to the FiveThirtyEight average of national polls, support for impeachment has shrunk from 50.3 percent in mid-October to 46.3 percent presently, while opposition has risen from 43.8 percent to 45.6 percent.
Among independents in the FiveThirtyEight average, support for impeachment topped out at 47.7 percent in late October but has sunk to 41 percent over the past three weeks.
Another poll that documented the decline is YouGov who found “independent support for impeachment dropping from 39 percent earlier this month to 35 percent now and opposition increasing from 35 percent to 40 percent,” the Hill reports.
According to the report, these polls showed a more modest flip from independent voters than a recent Emerson University poll.
Three weeks ago, Emerson’s polling found independent voters backed impeachment 48 percent to 35 percent against. Now, nearly half of independents opposed impeachment (49 percent) with only 34 percent supporting it.
The same poll showed an overall drop in impeachment support as well. The October poll showed 48 percent supported an impeachment effort with 44 percent against it but now 45 percent oppose impeachment with 43 percent in support of it.
Here’s more from the Hill:
The latest Morning Consult survey was the third poll released this week to register a flip among independents. That survey also registered a new low among all voters in favor of impeachment at 48 percent.
But perhaps most alarming for Democrats is a new survey of Wisconsin from Marquette University. In Wisconsin, a key swing state in next year’s election, Marquette found that 40 percent supported impeaching Trump and removing him from office, while 53 percent opposed it. In October, before the hearings began, support was at 44 percent and opposition was at 51 percent.
The Marquette survey found Trump leading in Wisconsin against three top Democratic challengers after trailing all of them in the previous poll.
In addition to independents losing support for impeachment, the Marquette poll found impeachment support dropped 7 points among Democrats. The very party leading the impeachment effort is reeling back support after several key witnesses testified last week that Trump was not guilty of committing an impeachable offense.
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