The Democrats’ latest attack on Trump is already blowing up in their faces.
While they are pushing impeachment, his approval rating is going up.
This is probably not working out the way they expected.
New Poll: Trump Job Approval…Rises Amid Impeachment Swirl
There’s a lot of statistical noise out there, so I wouldn’t get too swept up in any individual poll — especially as many Americans are still trying to figure out what to make of the Ukraine situation, and impeachment more broadly.
Virtually every major pollster has measured a clear uptick in support for at least launching an impeachment inquiry, though other surveys have asked different variations of impeachment-related questions (unsurprisingly, there’s more popular support for beginning an inquiry than for removing the president from office).
A brand new batch of numbers from The Hill’s pollster shows Trump’s overall approval rating surging to one of its highest levels of his presidency:
They point to this report from The Hill:
Trump approval climbs to highest level of 2019 amid impeachment inquiry
President Trump’s approval ticked up to 49 percent — its highest mark this year, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey released on Wednesday. The figure marks a 2-point increase from a Sept. 11-12 poll, but a 2-point decrease from its previous peak of 51 percent last August.
Trump’s disapproval rating, meanwhile, dropped to 51 percent, which marks his lowest level so far this year. The nationwide survey was conducted on Sept. 28 and 29, less than a week after House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over concerns raised in a whistleblower’s complaint about the president’s communications with Ukraine.
Here’s some more interesting polling:
USA Today/IPSOS Poll:
52% believe that Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden is an abuse of power compared to just 21% who don't.
That said, 42% believe there are valid reasons to look into the Bidens compared to 21% who do not.
Definitely an interesting pair of questions.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 3, 2019
This is not going to end well for Democrats and the media.