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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 03:44 PM

Support for Impeachment Surges Among Democrats but Majority of Americans Still Oppose It

Support for Impeachment Surges Among Democrats but Majority of Americans Still Oppose It

By Daniel Politi
June 02, 201911:24 AM

Democrats are increasingly in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, with 76 percent saying they support the move to oust the president from office, according to a new CNN poll. That marks a seven-percentage-point increase from April when support for impeachment stood at 69 percent among Democrats, according to the poll conducted by SSRS.

Among Americans as a whole, support for impeachment increased only slightly to 41 percent, up from 37 percent last month. On the opposite end, 54 percent are opposed to impeachment. And despite the slight uptick, it is hardly the highest it has ever been compared to the 47 percent who supported impeachment in September 2018.

The president’s constant soundbite that he is under attack by Democrats appears to be working as 65 percent say he is facing more investigations than any previous president. But that doesn’t mean the public think the investigations are unfair. Almost half of Americans, or 47 percent, say the investigations are justified, while 44 percent say they are not. That is pretty much divided among party lines, with 75 percent of Democrats saying the investigations are justified and 74 percent of Republicans saying they are not justified.

Despite the slight shifts in opinions about impeachment, Trump’s overall approval rating has remained steady and a clear majority continue to disapprove of the president. While 43 percent say they approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, 52 percent say they disapprove.

The poll comes at a time when Democratic lawmakers are increasingly facing calls from their constituents to begin impeachment proceedings. On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech to the California Democratic Party State Convention was repeatedly interrupted by cries of “impeach” from the audience.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/impeachment-poll-surges-democrats-trump.html

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Reply Support for Impeachment Surges Among Democrats but Majority of Americans Still Oppose It (Original post)
PufPuf23 Jun 2019 OP
JCMach1 Jun 2019 #1
procon Jun 2019 #2
msdogi Jun 2019 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #4
PufPuf23 Jun 2019 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #6
uponit7771 Jun 2019 #7

Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 03:55 PM

1. Polls are skewed because they don't understand what it means

Why we can ignore them!

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 04:08 PM

2. Until the media starts seriously covering the many

investigations, subpoenas, and the evidence Mueller included in his report, the public at large will remain uninformed and unaware.

They won't start paying attention until the Dems start playing hardball and go after everyone who refuses to comply with a legal order.

Dems aren't helping their cause either, with no unified goal, no missionary message, no daily pressers with the same message going out by as many politicians as can find an open camera... Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Do that until it clicks with the public.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 06:52 PM

3. the majority of Americans just don't bother to pay attention

beyond their chosen broadcasts, and discussions with their peers. In my world, of course rampant criminality created and maintains the shitstain infecting our White House. For others, very different.
And most people decline to participate in polls

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 07:27 PM

4. The general public stopped listening when we didn't have an immediate, unified message that we all

believed the Mueller obstruction findings were impeachable offenses. Gonna take a new bombshell to reignite interest now.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 07:34 PM

5. That is counter to the poll result regards Democrats

The poll June 2019) said that Democratic support for impeachment went up 7% from April 2019.

Support for impeachment among Democrats increased despite the murky outcome of Mueller and the lack of a "unified message".

The Democratic base is being ignored. There are bombshells aplenty.

GOP voters have not changed opinion from April, just Democrats.

What is needed is an open impeachment inquiry to flush out malfeasance, engage the media, and flesh out the articles that work (maybe not from Mueller).

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:39 PM

6. There is nothing I would wish for more than for you to be right. Dem support is rising only

because so many of us are pissed off as hell. Gonna take something big (bigger than the clear obstruction that all the prosecutors said was criminal that was brushed off as not ironclad) to bring it up to a clarion call for all people. There’s always hope though! Especially with a crook like trump.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:18 AM

7. This is,.. HIGHER ... than Nixon impeachment support!!!!

Support for Trump impeachment ...HIGHER... than Nixon post Saturday Night Massacre

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