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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:21 PM

Potential Impeachment Impact on 2020

Source: Monmouth University Poll

West Long Branch, NJ Ė President Donald Trumpís approval rating may remain underwater, but a majority of the public continues to oppose removal by impeachment even as the House Judiciary Committee has started proceedings. The latest Monmouth University Poll finds that about one-fifth of those who disapprove of Trumpís job performance join nearly all of those who approve of the president to say that moving ahead with an impeachment inquiry is a bad idea. Only 1-in-5 Americans think that an impeachment trial would actually lead to Trumpís removal from office. Opinion is mixed in terms of how this could impact the 2020 elections, but there are some indications in the poll that surviving an impeachment trial could provide a small net boost for Trumpís reelection effort. However, many Democrats want to plow ahead with impeachment regardless of the political consequences.

Trumpís overall job rating stands at 40% approve and 53% disapprove, which is similar to his 41% to 50% rating in June. Over the past 12 months, the presidentís approval rating has ranged between 40% and 44% in Monmouthís polling while his disapproval rating has ranged between 49% and 54%. The usual demographic clefts remain present Ė men are divided on the presidentís job performance (49% approve and 43% disapprove) while women are decidedly negative (31% approve and 62% disapprove). White Americans without a college degree tend to approve of Trump (55% approve and 37% disapprove), while the reverse is true among white college graduates (38% approve and 57% disapprove).

ďDonald Trump is not a popular president by most measures, but the appetite for impeachment remains low,Ē said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Read more: https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/documents/monmouthpoll_us_082219.pdf/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:38 PM

1. Impeachment was foot dragged, how, by the law? Or by the men who implement or obstruct the law?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:48 PM

2. Americans can't agree on anything

even objective facts.

The Watergate Era had a press grounded in law and fact. Now? Laws don't matter, opinion matters. We are defeated. Trump has ruined everything in the country and people have no idea what is happening.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:04 PM

3. BUT... majority of Americans don't YET know all the facts

Once the facts get out there about tRump's obstruction, selling out to Russia, etc. etc. I have a strong feeling that a majority of Americans will suddenly see the need to remove him.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:17 PM

6. Exactly - wait until there are televised impeachment inquiry hearings.

If I remember correctly, the public was not in favor of impeaching Nixon until hearings were held and televised.

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Response to Quemado (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:28 PM

9. Yes, and by the end we couldn't wait for Nixon to be gone

I was a teenager then and my dad was a staunch repub. After enough facts of Nixon's crimes came out via daily stories on the nightly news even my right wing father was ready for Nixon to disappear. So yes, Speaker Pelosi needs to get moving with an impeachment inquiry so that the American people can be educated about tRump's crimes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:38 PM

4. Okay, they sure mulled that up. If 1/5 or 20% of the 60% who

disapprove of him join the 36% who like him in not wanting to impeach, that means the majority or 52% are for impeachment.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:36 PM

14. That's what I came up with too.

Actual polling numbers:

impeachment inquiry:
good idea 41%
bad idea 51%

should be impeached and removed?
yes 35%
no 59%

should be reelected?
yes 39%
no 57%

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:56 PM

5. Wasn't there similary polling before the televised Watergate hearings? Afterward, public sentiment

took a dramatic shift favoring impeachment.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:18 PM

7. See #6 above.

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Response to Quemado (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 06:27 PM

10. Sorry about that. I didn't read the responses to the original post before posting my comment.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:20 PM

8. Yeah, well a majority of American voters did not

favor the ACA as a solution to health care access either before it passed. The question is why donít the one-fifth of non-tRump voters support impeachment. Because it is wrong? Doubtful.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:17 PM

11. To be honest

I wouldn't mind seeing his ass dragged through the muck of impeachment all the way through elections. Then when he's voted out, indict the wacko and all his sleazy support team if they haven't resigned by then.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:54 PM

12. I hope the House continues with impeachment. I want to see this moron completely lose it.

If he hasn't already.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:07 AM

13. Most Americans don't know what's in the Mueller Report. nt

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