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Support for Impeachment Drops 10 Percent Among Independents

Hmm. Not hearing much on CNN about this poll. Looks like these hearings are working great for Adam Schiff.

According to the Washington Examiner:

More independents oppose the impeachment proceedings against President Trump than support them, according to a recent poll conducted after the beginning of public testimony.

A Morning Consult- Politico poll released Tuesday said 47% of independents “oppose the current impeachment inquiry,” while only 40% of independents support impeachment. The poll represents a 10% drop in support among independents for the impeachment.

Overall, opposition increased to 45%, while support for impeachment dropped from 50% to 48%.

Trump Closes In on Biden, Sanders and is Beating Warren: Politico/Consult Poll

From the Morning Consult:

The former vice president leads Trump by 5 percentage points, 41 percent to 36 percent, among 1,997 registered voters in a new Morning Consult/Politico poll testing the hypothetical Election Day matchup — roughly half the 11-point advantage he enjoyed in a June survey conducted ahead of the Democratic Party’s first debates. Both surveys have a 2-point margin of error.

While Trump cut into Biden’s edge with several demographic groups between the two surveys, some of the president’s biggest gains came among women and the youngest voters, two groups that are typically seen as some of his weakest voting blocs. Trump trails Biden by 11 points among women in the latest poll, conducted Oct. 25-28, compared with a 20-point gap in June. 

And while he still lags 14 points behind Biden among voters ages 18 to 29, that’s a significant improvement on the 28-point deficit he faced in June. Independents are also falling in line with the incumbent: Biden’s 1-point lead among those voters is down from an 11-point edge in June.

Biden is not the only Democratic candidate to see his head-to-head advantage over Trump dwindle — and his numbers against the president still compare favorably with his competitors. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) only leads Trump by 2 points in the latest poll, down 8 points since June. 

Despite all the impeachment excitement, Trump’s average rating in polls has remained steady, at between 42 and 44 percent.

Trump Attacks Fox News

A new Fox News poll showed 51 percent want President Trump impeached and 40 percent oppose it.

Trump no like. Said the pollster “sucks.” The poll is a little worse than Trump than some others but still consistent with them.

He then went on to commend One America News, which basically does few if any stories hostile toward Trump, for its “fair” coverage.

Trump: Et tu, Fox News?

President Trump is now going after Fox News for a new poll that shows him losing to Joe Biden 49 to 39 percent and to Bernie Sanders 46 percent to 40 percent. However, he beats Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, each by one point.

Fox News leans right, but I haven’t noticed that its polls are any different than anyone else’s, for better or worse.

Forty-Three Percent of Americans Think Socialism is “a Good Thing”

Actually, they are mistaken. Socialism is a bad thing.

How quickly people forget. Honestly, we’re less than two decades past the Cold War, and already Americans are forgetting just how bad socialism can get.

Most Democrats support it, of course.

According to Gallup:

Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion.More Americans Now See Socialism as a Good Thing for the CountryWould some form of socialism be a good thing or a bad thing for the country as a whole?

The Roper/Fortune survey is one of the oldest trend questions measuring attitudes on socialism in the U.S. Gallup’s update of the question in an April 17-30 survey finds Americans more likely to have an opinion on the matter now, as well as a smaller gap in the percentage calling socialism a bad thing vs. a good thing.

Previous Gallup research shows that Americans’ definition of socialism has changed over the years, with nearly one in four now associating the concept with social equality and 17% associating it with the more classical definition of having some degree of government control over the means of production. A majority of Democrats have said they view socialism positively in Gallup polling since 2010, including 57% in the most recent measure in 2018.

Poll: Trump Approval Up Three Points to 46 Percent

A new poll by NBC News finds that President Trump’s approval rating is at 46 percent, three points greater than it was in January and near the highest point of his presidency.

According to NBC News:

The top groups approving of Trump: Republicans (88 percent), rural residents (60 percent), whites without college degrees (60 percent), men (54 percent) and whites overall (54 percent).

The top groups disapproving: African Americans (88 percent), Latinos (64 percent), women (61 percent), those ages 18-34 (57 percent), whites with college degrees (55 percent) and independents (51 percent).

Trump Approval Surges as Republican Prospects for Keeping House Brighten

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News finds that President Trump’s job approval rating has jumped to its highest point of his presidency and key congressional races have tightened, suggesting Republicans may be able to hang on to the House.

At 49 percent, Trump’s approval rating is higher than Barack Obama’s was at the same point in his presidency.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

In the aftermath of the bitter confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans have closed the once-large gap between their voters’ and Democrats’ interest in the election. Now, 68% of Republican voters and 72% of Democrats say they are very interested in the election—the highest recorded for either party by the survey in a midterm election.

Hand in hand with Republicans’ increased election interest is a rise in Mr. Trump’s job-approval rating to 47%, the highest mark of his time in office, with 49% disapproving of his performance. That is an improvement from September, when 44% approved and 52% disapproved of his performance.

Democrats still lead on the question of which party should control Congress. Among poll respondents identified as likely voters, 50% prefer Democrats, while 41% prefer Republican control, about the same as in last month’s poll.

(Pollster Fred) Yang said the poll results include signs that the widely predicted “blue wave” of Democratic gains in the House in 2018 now is running into a “riptide of uncertainty [that] has been created with a surge of Republican intensity.”

Although Democrats are preferred in the national poll overall, their advantage has vanished in the House districts that matter most. In districts rated as the most competitive by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, the parties are dead even on the question of which one should control Congress.

Poll: Stormy Affair Fails to Rain on Trump’s Poll Numbers

Okay, I know, enough with the “stormy” puns. Especially bad ones like the one above. But I couldn’t resist, okay?

From Politico:

Voters believe adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.

They believe her claim that she and Donald Trump had sex before he ran for president, and that Trump has been unfaithful to his wife. Only a third think the president is honest. More than half think he has low morals.

But a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted after Daniels’ appearance on “60 Minutes” this weekend, suggests that despite that litany of sins, the Daniels revelations are unlikely to significantly alter Trump’s political standing.

The president’s approval rating — 42 percent in this week’s poll — remains largely unchanged from 44 percent last week. Fewer voters support beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump than last year. And voters are split on whether Trump should even answer Daniels’ assertions at all.

Taken together, the data suggest Trump’s past behavior with women is already known among voters — and many are willing to overlook it.

That’s exactly right. It’s the same thing that happened with Bill Clinton. Republicans assumed they had a political coup with the Monica Lewinsky case, which they assumed would finally disgust Americans and turn voters against him. Instead, as the impeachment proceedings loomed in November 1998, Democrats picked up five seats in the House.

Voters have either made their peace with Donald Trump or not, and they don’t need new information to understand who he is, even if Washington journalists fall into a frenzy over every salacious detail that emerges about his past.

Misleading Poll Suggested Voters Didn’t Blame Democrats for Shutdown

Many newspapers reported information that gave comfort to Democrats in their confrontation with Republicans over shutting down the government, touting a poll that showed a combined 48 percent of voters blamed either Trump or Republicans in Congress for the shutdown, while only 35 percent blamed Democrats. Breaking it down, 34 percent blamed Trump, 15 percent blamed congressional… Continue Reading

Two Thirds of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Will Build the Wall

Sixty seven percent of Americans believe President Trump will not keep his promise to build a wall with Mexico to keep out illegal entrants, but a majority, 53 percent, think he will deport millions of illegal immigrants, according to a new Bloomberg poll. The poll also finds that 54 percent think Trump will keep his… Continue Reading