A new CNN impeachment poll released on Monday found that not only is support for impeachment and removal underwater nationwide, but that support has dropped among Democrat voters by double-digits.
“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 just after the conclusion of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearings,” CNN reported. “Opposition to impeachment and removal stands at 47% in the new poll, up from 43% in November.”
CNN added, “Support for impeachment and removal among Democrats has dipped from 90% in November to 77% now.”
CNN Poll: Support for impeaching *and* removing Trump from office drops nine net points since last month, falling to 45-47 (was 50-43).
Support for impeaching Trump dropped among Democrats from 90 to 77, which seems off but will be interesting to keep an eye on.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 17, 2019
The news comes after Tom Bevan, Co-Founder and President of Real Clear Politics, reported on Monday that the new Real Clear Politics average — which averages out the top national polls — showed that public support for impeachment was underwater with 47.3% opposing impeachment while 46.7% support it.
With two new polls added this morning, support for impeachment is officially under water. pic.twitter.com/9fNjV5fe7H
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) December 16, 2019
A new poll from USA Today found that “in the wake of combative impeachment hearings, those surveyed oppose by 51%-45% a Senate vote to convict Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.”
USA Today’s poll also showed “Trump defeating former vice president Joe Biden by three percentage points, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by five points, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by eight points. In hypothetical head-to-head contests, Trump also led South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 10 points and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg by nine.”
A new poll from Quinnipiac University said that Trump’s approval rating tied his previous all-time record as they also found that the majority of Americans oppose impeachment, by a 51-45 margin.
On the issue of the economy, Quinnipiac noted the president’s extremely strong numbers:
Registered voters are feeling more positive about the economy than at any time in the last 18 years, as nearly three quarters, 73 percent, describe the economy as either excellent or good, while only a quarter, 25 percent, say not so good or poor. The 73 percent of voters who say that the economy is excellent or good breaks down into 26 percent who say it is excellent, which is a new high, and 47 percent who say it is good. Breaking down the negative side, 19 percent of voters say the economy is not so good, while only 6 percent say poor.
The only new poll that seemed to cut against all the polls that showed that support for impeachment was on the decline was the new Fox News poll, which claimed 54% of Americans wanted to see Trump impeached and only 41% did not want to see Trump impeached.
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) December 15, 2019
Trump slammed the poll online, writing: “The @foxnewPolls, always inaccurate, are heavily weighted toward Dems. So ridiculous – same thing happened in 2016. They got it all wrong. Get a new pollster!”
Trump has called out the Fox News polls before, tweeting in October, “From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days. With people like Andrew Napolitano, who wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from @CNN ), & others, @FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!”
From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days. With people like Andrew Napolitano, who wanted to be a Supreme….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019