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Media Roundup: Nation Sours on Impeachment

Media Roundup: Nation Sours on Impeachment

As House Democrats hold their impeachment vote today, the overtly partisan process and weak grounds for impeachment has seen support fall across the nation.

Seeing the erosion of support for Democrats nationally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had no choice other than to push the vote forward before the problem got any worse for her caucus.

Polling and Media Roundup Below:

538 Polling Averages : October through today, support for impeachment has decreased across voters from all parties.  Independent support decreased by 4 points (47.7% to 43.7%), Democrat support decreased by 2.2 points (84.8 to 82.6%), and Republican support decreased 4.9 points (15.2% to 10.3%).

The Wall Street Journal : The Democratic grounds for ousting Trump are weak—and damaging to constitutional norms.

The Washington Post : “House Democrats brace for some defections among moderates on impeachment of Trump.”

Politico : “Here’s the topline: impeachment appears – at this point, according to this poling – to be a liability.”

A Marquette poll shows support for impeachment has dropped in Wisconsin, as President Trump leads four top Democratic rivals.

Vanity Fair : “It is hard to read [Falling Poll Numbers] as anything but a warning” for Democrats.

The Hill reported that opposition to the impeachment inquiry has jumped by 10 points among independents.

Politico : “Small group of Democrats floats censure instead of impeachment.”

CNN : The country is as divided as it’s been in recent history. Impeachment will likely make it worse

USA Today : “Democrat Rep. Van Drew to vote against Trump impeachment, says others could join.”

An Emerson poll shows independents now oppose impeachment 49% to 34%, a reversal from October.

On November 19, 2019, it was reported Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s polling of suburban voters showed there was more support for dropping the inquiry than supporting it.

The Atlantic : “House Judiciary hearings were pointless.”

New York Post’s Michael Goodwin : “Adam Schiff’s dull impeachment hearings are a flop.”

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