Well, that didn’t work.
Democratic leaders who had hoped the public would accept their reasoning for impeaching President Trump and join their call to remove him are facing the reality today that impeachment hasn’t hurt the president.
In its latest survey, Gallup even said that impeachment is “increasing support for the president,” just as it did for former President Bill Clinton 22 years ago.
Said Gallup: “As was the case for Clinton, the impeachment of Trump has not had a noticeably negative effect on his popular support. In fact, for both presidents, impeachment had the opposite effect of increasing their public approval.”
What is different this time is that intense partisan politics are keeping Trump’s numbers down, said the survey analysis. Consider that 93% of Republicans want Trump acquitted of the House’s impeachment charges in the Senate. For Democrats, 84% want him convicted and removed. read more