Democrats are listening to their far left base instead of the whole country.
It could end up costing them big time in the 2020 election.
It turns out that impeaching Trump is unpopular in many of the states they would need to win.
Impeaching Trump is unpopular in key election states
Polls in key 2020 states show that support for impeaching President Trump is lower than in national impeachment polls, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.
Why it matters: The polls signal that pursuing impeachment could potentially hurt Democrats in states they need to carry to defeat Trump in his bid for a second term.
By the numbers: In a dozen October and November polls on impeachment in battleground states like Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, an average of 44% of those surveyed supported impeachment, with 51% opposed, according to the Post.
– In averages of national polls, 47% of respondents said they support impeachment, while 43% said they oppose it.
– After strongly opposing impeachment in the summer, national polls since the start of the House’ public hearings have independent voters divided on the subject, with 42% in support and 44% opposed.
The Blaze has more on this:
Washington Post analysis confirms Dems are losing impeachment argument in key swing states
An analysis by the Washington Post’s polling experts has bad news for Democrats hoping the Ukraine scandal would weaken President Trump.
After months of bad headlines and two weeks of public testimonies, voters in key battleground states are not buying the Democrats’ impeachment case against the president. The Post’s average of a dozen polls conducted since October in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin found that 51 percent of voters are opposed to impeachment and 44 percent support it.
Pollsters Scott Clement and Emily Guskin also noted: “Battleground state polls show a more negative reaction to the impeachment inquiry, signaling more risk to Democrats and potential benefit for Trump,” adding that “support for impeachment in key 2020 states lags the country overall.”
— Post Polls (@PostPolls) December 3, 2019
Democrats are taking a huge political risk on this.
And there could be a huge price attached.