It’s bad news for Maxine Waters and her horde of “Impeach 45” followers.
A new poll from CNN, Trump’s sworn enemy, shows public support for impeaching the president is tanking, dropping by a whopping 12 percentage points among self-identified Democrats.
New @CNN poll just out shows support for impeaching Trump has dropped to its lowest level – from 43% to 36% – mostly thanks to a 12-point drop among Democrats
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) March 20, 2019
Overall, support for impeaching Trump dropped from 43 percent of those polled by SSRS in December to 36 percent this month, with the majority of the decline coming from weaning enthusiasm on the left.
Public support for impeachment now stands at the lowest level since CNN started the poll last summer. The poll peaked at 47 percent last fall.
“In December, 80% of self-identified Democrats said they were in favor of impeachment – now that stands at 68%, a 12-point dip. Among independents and Republicans, support for impeachment has fallen 3 points over the same time,” CNN reports.
The smaller decrease among independents and Republicans is undoubtedly because fewer supported the idea to begin with.
And it seems educated folks are beginning to see through the years-long fixation with removing Trump.
“The only major subgroup among which the decline was larger than among Democrats is college graduates: 50% backed impeachment in December, 35% do so now. Combing the two to look at Democrats with college degrees, support for impeachment fell 17 points from 79% in December to 62% now.”
The public’s distaste for unseating the country’s Commander in Chief isn’t lost on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who witnessed the political payback Republicans faced during former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Pelosi described the move as “so divisive to the country” and vowed to resist impeachment without evidence of serious wrongdoing and bi-partisan support.
“You’re wasting your time, unless the evidence is so conclusive that the Republicans will understand,” Pelosi told USA Today. “Otherwise, it’s a gift to the president. We take our eye off the ball.”
Regardless, Waters and other Democrats in the House plan to pursue the idea with or without their leader.
Rep. Al Green, who introduced legislation last year to impeach Trump, told C-SPAN he plans to do the same again soon and challenged Pelosi to attempt to stop him, according to The Hill.
“There will be another vote on impeachment,” Green said. “If you desire to stop me, you but only have to change the rules so that I can’t bring a vote on impeachment. Otherwise I will, because the Constitution and the rules allow any one person to bring a vote on impeachment.”