A new Quinnipiac poll has found that a majority of Americans now oppose impeaching and replacing President Trump–an indication that the Democrats’ sham impeachment hearings have backfired.
The Washington Times reports
Quinnipiac found 51% of registered voters surveyed said they don’t want to see the president ousted through impeachment. That’s the first time the number has been above 50% since before Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry in late September.
Another 45% do want to see the president impeached and forced out.
Republicans are overwhelmingly opposed, while Democrats are nearly as solidly in support of the move. But it’s among independents where the margin is made — and they oppose impeachment 52-44, Quinnipiac found.
The poll was taken from Dec. 4-9, or after Democrats held a series of public hearings in the intelligence committee that they said would convince Americans Mr. Trump abused his office and had to go.
In spite of growing opposition to the Democrats’ impeachment charade, party leaders announced yesterday they were introducing two articles of impeachment against the President–abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
“Today, in the service to our duty to the Constitution and to our country, the House Judiciary Committee is introducing two articles of impeachment, charging the President of the United States of committing high crimes and misdemeanors,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) alongside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
“It is an impeachable offense for a president to use the powers of his office to seek a personal benefit,” he continued.
Schiff spoke after Nadler and implied Democrats were acting now because they didn’t want President Trump to win another election.
“The argument ‘Why don’t you just wait?’ amounts to this: ‘Why don’t you just let him cheat in one more election? Why not let him cheat just one more time? Why not let him have foreign help just one more time?’” said Schiff.