National and regional polls taken since the public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump began to show that Americans have so far been largely unmoved by the evidence presented against the president.
An analysis of multiple polls by The Washington Post shows that from an even split of 46 percent opposing the removal of Trump from office and 46 percent supporting it in late September, 43 percent now say they oppose the effort and 47 percent say they support it.
My colleague @clairecm talked to voters who said they voted Trump in '16, Dem in '18, and now say they'll vote Trump again in 2020 in our Times/Siena polls from last month. They're fascinating interviews.https://t.co/ND9Ma991xf— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 26, 2019
More worrisome for Democrats, however, are suggestions that support for the impeachment efforts in key battleground states such as Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin is below national averages. Those states are considered crucial bellwether states in next year’s presidential election.
A dozen polls analyzed by the Post across those eight states found that 51 percent of voters are opposed to the Democratic efforts to unseat Trump and 44 percent support it. The national averages are closer, with 47 percent supporting impeachment and 43 percent opposed to it.
Also favorable for the president are reports that his job approval rating has barely budged throughout both the closed-door and public hearings on Capitol Hill. Roughly 40 percent of those polled say they approve of the president’s actions, the Post says, a number that has barely budged between late September and the Thanksgiving holiday.
George Conway shares polls showing more Americans want Trump impeached and removed than Nixon before he resigned https://t.co/qGPYzgryaL— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 26, 2019
The number suggests that most Americans are already locked into their opinions about Trump and are not likely to change them regardless of whether the House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump or not, the Post says.