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    Independents souring on impeachment

    YouGov is among the polls registering that decline, with independent support for impeachment dropping from 39 percent earlier this month to 35 percent now and opposition increasing from 35 percent to 40 percent.

    An Emerson University survey found an even more extreme flip among independents.

    In October, independents supported impeachment 48 percent to 35 percent in Emersonís polling. In the new poll released this week, independents opposed it by a 49 percent to 34 percent margin. In that time, overall support for impeaching Trump swung from 48 percent in favor and 44 percent against to 45 percent in opposition to impeachment and 43 percent in favor.

    The latest Morning Consult survey was the third poll released this week to register a flip among independents. That survey also registered a new low among all voters in favor of impeachment at 48 percent.

    But perhaps most alarming for Democrats is a new survey of Wisconsin from Marquette University. In Wisconsin, a key swing state in next yearís election, Marquette found that 40 percent supported impeaching Trump and removing him from office, while 53 percent opposed it. In October, before the hearings began, support was at 44 percent and opposition was at 51 percent.

    The Marquette survey found Trump leading in Wisconsin against three top Democratic challengers after trailing all of them in the previous poll.

    Support for impeachment among Republicans and independents in the survey was mostly steady, but support among Democrats dropped by 7 points.
    Independents souring on impeachment underscores risk for Democrats | TheHill

    What will Nancy Pelosi decide to do? Allow the Schiff-show to continue moving forward to taking an impeachment vote while Democrats in key races possibly risk losing Independents or call it a day? Seems to me losing millions of independents and more moderate Democrats while pissing off the far leftist side of the base, almost guarantees Trump the win. Does she continue to the impeachment vote or is she smart enough to know the writing is on the wall?

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Welp, that's the ballgame, folks. I guess that we should just drop the whole thing and let presidents commit extortion and bribery at will with no consequences. Who wants to call Pelosi and give her the bad news?

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Welp, that's the ballgame, folks. I guess that we should just drop the whole thing and let presidents commit extortion and bribery at will with no consequences. Who wants to call Pelosi and give her the bad news?

    Not it
    Clearly, the majority of polled Independents don't share your omniscient vision...

    The Schiff show was always about advancing the Democrats. The Democrats couldn't care less about rooting out corruption. I think you'll see this when the Durham investigation has been completed.

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Welp, that's the ballgame, folks. I guess that we should just drop the whole thing and let presidents commit extortion and bribery at will with no consequences. Who wants to call Pelosi and give her the bad news?

    Not it
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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Clearly, the majority of polled Independents don't share your omniscient vision...
    I guess that those independents can vote for Dimbulb McMushroom in protest, then, and become part of his cult. He'll probably need them.

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Clearly, the majority of polled Independents don't share your omniscient vision...

    The Schiff show was always about advancing the Democrats. The Democrats couldn't care less about rooting out corruption. I think you'll see this when the Durham investigation has been completed.
    If they didn’t care about corruption they would not be trying to impeach the corrupt President. And if some sour on impeachment it could mean they are waiting for 2020 to oust him.
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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Independents souring on impeachment underscores risk for Democrats | TheHill

    What will Nancy Pelosi decide to do? Allow the Schiff-show to continue moving forward to taking an impeachment vote while Democrats in key races possibly risk losing Independents or call it a day? Seems to me losing millions of independents and more moderate Democrats while pissing off the far leftist side of the base, almost guarantees Trump the win. Does she continue to the impeachment vote or is she smart enough to know the writing is on the wall?
    It is difficult to take right wingers seriously when they are so frivolous.

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    People are starting to understand how idiotic Democrats are and I expect the polls will keep trending in their current direction.
    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    Nevertheless people should be cautious in doubting Buzzfeed's journalistic chops.

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    From the people I’ve talked to the Democrats overplayed their hand on impeachment. There was never a smoking gun gotcha moment. Ukraine got the aide, there was no investigation into Biden, the presidents meet. At least in the Clinton impeachment there was a stained dress, something you could point to that wasn’t just opinions.

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    Re: Independents souring on impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    If they didn’t care about corruption they would not be trying to impeach the corrupt President. And if some sour on impeachment it could mean they are waiting for 2020 to oust him.
    They don't care about corruption. They care about regaining power, hence the impeachment is simply politics as usual.

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