Democrats have been quite happy about the polling data on impeachment. Gallup released one of the most favorable of the campaign season Wednesday showing 52% support for impeachment. According to Gallup “Americans now lean slightly more in favor of impeachment and removal from office compared with where they stood in June.
“Currently, 52% say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 46% say he should not be,” said the pollster.
To show how damning this poll is for Trump, commentators say former president Richard Nixon was the only other president that garnered more support for his removal. He resigned four days after it was released.
A new Pew Research poll conducted from Oct. 1-Oct. 13 claims 54 percent of registered voters support impeachment.
Yet with all this favorable news for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stealth impeachment inquiry, run out of a secure room in the Capitol’s basement, she still won’t schedule a formal vote on the floor of the House.
Meanwhile Trump’s campaign rallies have been exploding. On Thursday 20,000 enthusiastic supporters packed the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, while a reported 10,000 watched from outside. The only Democratic candidate pulling large crowds has been Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, but this has been sporadic. Trump’s rallies are always packed to the rafters.
The former law professor drew an estimated 4,000 people at the Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, VA on Friday, filling less than half of the arena.
USA Today published a report Monday of two Democratic activists who went canvassing in the swing district of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. They knocked on the door of a voter who was an Obama supporter but voted for Trump in 2016. This is the voter profile that has Democrats terrified.
One canvasser spoke with 68-year-old Alvin White who voted for Trump in 2016 after twice casting ballots for Obama. “He’s psychotic,” said White, who was aghast at Trump’s attempt to buy Greenland. He also objected to the president’s push to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but when asked to rate Trump on a scale of 1 (awful) to 10 (awesome), he gave Trump a 5. Although he was leaning toward voting for former vice president Joe Biden in 2020 if he wins the Democratic nomination, he declared, “I got to give Trump credit — the job market is doing pretty good.”
Washington Examiner writer Barrett Young noted Saturday, there have been several GOP special election wins across the country, indicating “a steady GOP wave in 2019 that signals bad news for Democrats as congressional redistricting kicks off.”
Jason Rarick won Minnesota’s 11th state Senate District race. Republicans have also flipped two recently vacated Democratic seats in Connecticut. Republican Gennaro Bizzarro of New Britain won the 6th Senate District and Republican Joseph Zullo of East Haven won in the 99th House District. Republicans secured Kentucky’s 31st Senate District, while Dan Bishop won in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
In the swing district of Epping, New Hampshire, Republican Michael Vose scored a win. The GOP has also secured a supermajority in the Louisiana state Senate and is closing in on a supermajority in the state House.
The Republican National Committee and the Trump re-election campaign announced a massive third-quarter haul of $125.7 million on Friday. They are also expected to show $158 million in combined cash in the bank at the end of the third quarter, according to the campaign. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News host Sean Hannity Friday, “There’s no bigger juggernaut right now in fundraising than President Trump.”
The Democrats are still fighting among themselves to produce a candidate to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. After the last Democratic debate on Wednesday, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised over a million dollars each. Faltering former frontrunner Joe Biden had just under $9 million, less than top tier candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Buttigieg.
Trump is on a roll toward reelection in 2020, while Democrats pin their hopes on his resignation. Fat chance.