The public face of the Democratic Party is moving ahead full bore with impeachment without the benefit of first hand information and stoked by opinion rather than fact. But according to WaPo reporter Rachel Bade, she and her colleagues are hearing “behind the scenes” that a growing number of House Democrats are “getting cold feet” on impeaching the president.
This has the possibility of going the same way Obamacare did. Pelosi pressured moderate Democrats to vote for Obamacare, which led to the bloodbath costing the Democrats 63 seats in the House and giving the Republicans control of the chamber. In 2020 Republicans only need to pick up 19 seats and in 2018, 31 Democrats won seats in districts carried by Trump in 2016. No wonder so many Democrats are panicking.
Democrats have always used the pursestrings of the DNC and fundraising arm of the Democratic caucus to force reps to vote the way leadership wants. But this year the DNC only has 1 million cash on hand after paying it’s debts, so they may not have the leverage on their side this time. The Democrats might not be successful in impeaching the president. What an embarrassment that would be.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 24, 2019
As TheBlaze has reported, voters—especially those in 2020 battleground states—are increasingly skeptical of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
- After the first week of public impeachment hearings, support for impeaching Trump was down four points, according to YouGov. This is compared to a mid-October poll that showed a nine-point (47 to 38 percent) preference for impeachment.
- Another YouGov survey found an eight-point improvement for Trump compared to their mid-October study that showed an 11-point support for the Senate removing Trump from office if he were to be impeached by the House.
- Nearly half of independents who watched or heard about the Democrats’ hearings told researchers that House Democrats were “playing politics,” while 36 percent said Democrats questioned witnesses in good faith.
- Meanwhile, an Emerson poll showed a net 24-point swing among Independents against impeaching Trump since their mid-October study.
- As Jake Tapper pointed out to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on CNN this morning, swing state voters are even more skeptical of impeachment. In Wisconsin, 53 percent of voters are opposed to impeaching the president, while 40 percent support it.