Brain Stelter writes in his nightly newsletter that a new CNN poll shows a 5-point drop since November for impeaching and removing President Trump from office:
This data is a counterpoint to the claims about “impeachment fatigue:” Three out of four Americans say they are following the impeachment proceedings at least “somewhat closely,” according to CNN’s new poll conducted by SSRS. In the poll, 42% of respondents said very closely, 34% said somewhat closely, 12% said not too closely, and 11% said not closely at all. The margin of error was +/- 3.7 points.
The poll found “support for impeaching Trump and removing him from office stands at 45% in the new poll, down from 50% in a poll conducted in mid-November.” Details here…
Reminder: Bill Clinton was right with that, “It’s the economy, stupid” line:
>> One of the most interesting findings: “Among those who oppose impeachment, more cite Trump’s job performance as a major reason for their views than say it’s because the president is innocent of the charges,” Jennifer Agiesta pointed out…
CNN, of course, buried that good news for President Trump and went with this headline instead:
The American public is about evenly split over whether President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new CNN Poll, with the House of Representatives poised to vote on articles of impeachment this week https://t.co/co0LcEBOjI
— CNN (@CNN) December 17, 2019
Full poll results here.