Democrats don’t talk about this much in public, but they’re very scared of the 2020 election.
They know that even though they’ve attacked Trump relentlessly for three years with the help of their friends in the media, he is probably going to be reelected in 2020.
The impeachment thing isn’t going to matter.
The Hill reports:
Democrats fear Trump could win despite impeachment
Democrats say it’s entirely possible that President Trump could be reelected in November, despite the shadow of impeachment cast over his presidency.
While Trump on Wednesday became just the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, the Democrats say he is boosted by a robust economy and a strong base of support from voters in swing states such as Wisconsin and Michigan.
He’ll be the first president to be impeached and then run for reelection, assuming a likely acquittal in the Senate, and Democrats don’t see him as an easy opponent to defeat.
“Yes, he can win,” said Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis. “And presuming otherwise is a recipe for repeating the mistakes of 2016. This isn’t a national election. He is going to lose the popular vote by 2 to 3 million votes, but the battlegrounds are still competitive and he won the Electoral College.”…
Some worry that former Vice President Joe Biden is a weak front-runner. At the same time, they are nervous that Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are too progressive to appeal to more moderate voters in swing states.
Hot Air has more on this:
How can voters express their disgust over a highly partisan impeachment on questionable-at-best grounds? They can give Trump a second term and effectively rebut the impeachment and rebuke Democrats for wasting a full year over it. At the moment, it seems as though that’s more likely than not, even to Democratic strategists.
That impulse might not win Trump California or New York, but it will be a much bigger factor in places like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, where populist-minded voters elected Trump to send a message to the Beltway.
Impeachment polls much worse in those battleground states anyway, and the backlash there might be too much for even a strong challenger to overcome. If Trump wins those states again, he will keep the White House.
Just remember, Democrats did not gain support from their impeachment efforts.
They lost support.