•   
  •   
  •   

Politics House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans

04:30  08 october  2019
04:30  08 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

McConnell tells Senate Republicans to be ready for impeachment trial of Trump

  McConnell tells Senate Republicans to be ready for impeachment trial of Trump The Senate majority leader said that the trial could begin as soon as Thanksgiving and that the Senate would likely meet six days a week.An air of inevitability has taken hold in Congress, with the expectation Trump will become the third president in history to be impeached — and Republicans believe they need to prepare to defend the president. While McConnell briefed senators on what would happen during a Senate trial, House GOP leaders convened what they expect will be regular impeachment strategy sessions.

House GOP leaders are telling their rank-and-file members that impeachment will backfire on Democrats and give the GOP a chance to flip dozens of new poll taken by the House GOP ’s campaign arm that showed 68 percent of voters see impeachment as being politically motivated.

President Donald Trump targeted the impeachment vote against him and “Crazy Nancy” Pelosi during a student summit speech. NBC’s Hans Nichols reports for Sunday TODAY.

House GOP leaders are telling their rank-and-file members that impeachment will backfire on Democrats and give the GOP a chance to flip dozens of Democratic-held seats next year.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans© Aaron Schwartz House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans

Members were briefed Monday during a call led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on a new poll taken by the House GOP's campaign arm that showed 68 percent of voters see impeachment as being politically motivated.

"The numbers look good for us," one source on the call said. "[They] show independents and voters in districts Trump won with a Dem rep are against impeachment."

House Democrats not easing up on impeachment probe

  House Democrats not easing up on impeachment probe WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats showed no signs of easing. The testimony from the witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, is largely corroborating the account of the government whistleblower whose complaint first sparked the impeachment inquiry, according to lawmakers attending the closed-door interviews.

House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans https [They] show independents and voters in districts Trump won with a Dem rep are against impeachment .” According to the poll taken by Public Opinion Strategies for the National Republican Congressional Committee

Gallup poll : Majority of Americans now support Trump's impeachment , removal : House GOP touts Support for impeachment remains overwhelming among Democrats at 89 percent, while 55 percent Only six percent of Republicans said they supported Trump's impeachment and removal, one point

According to the poll taken by Public Opinion Strategies for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), 67 percent of independents see impeachment as politically motivated.

A memo obtained by The Hill that included information on the poll, which surveyed voters in 95 battleground districts, said that an anti-impeachment GOP candidate "who wants voters to decide the fate of the president in the next election" gets 50 percent support, compared to 42 percent for a pro-impeachment Democrat.

It also found that the anti-impeachment GOP candidate led the pro-impeachment Democrat in districts held by Republicans and Democrats. In Republican-held districts, the advantage was 53 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll, while the advantage was 47 percent to 43 percent in Democratic districts.

Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote

  Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote President Trump faced off against both parties in Congress on Wednesday in an extraordinary confrontation over his decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies as the vast majority of House Republicans joined Democrats to condemn his policy in an overwhelming vote. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing NewsletterMr. Trump found himself increasingly isolated after withdrawing troops from Syria and clearing the way for a Turkish offensive against Kurds who had fought alongside the United States.

Poll shows support for impeachment remains steady. Although views on impeachment and removal have not moved, the poll finds that 53% say Trump improperly used his A third of Americans say the Republicans in Congress are doing too much to defend Trump (33%), while 17% say they

House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans https [They] show independents and voters in districts Trump won with a Dem rep are against impeachment .” According to the poll taken by Public Opinion Strategies for the National Republican Congressional Committee

In districts won by President Trump but now held by Democrats, the advantage for Republicans, according to the memo, was 54 percent to 38 percent.

"Congressional Democrats who represent Trump districts appear to be in a precarious position here, as their voters clearly side against impeachment and are much more willing to vote for a GOP candidate opposing impeachment than a Democrat supporting it," a slide from a PowerPoint presentation provided to members and obtained by The Hill reads.

The poll also found that 62 percent of those surveyed don't believe the phone call in which President Trump pressured Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden is an impeachable offense.

Thirty-one Democrats hold districts won by Trump. Republicans will need to flip at least 19 districts to take back the majority in 2020.

The survey comes as the House Republican campaign arm amps up its attacks on moderate Democrats who were previously hesitant to support the inquiry. Democratic leadership had feared an impeachment push could hurt such Democrats, and leaders had not moved forward before the news on Ukraine.

While the NRCC's data shows impeachment could prove to be problematic for Democrats in certain districts, a number of recent polls have shown an uptick in support for impeachment.

The poll - conducted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3 by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of the NRCC and Team McCarthy - surveyed 800 registered voters in targeted congressional districts across the country.

It included two parts: forty House seats held by Republicans that need to be defended and 55 House seats held by Democrats that Republicans believe they can win.

The poll had a margin of error of 3.46 percentage points.

Inside war-torn Yemen's ancient skyscraper city, dubbed the 'Manhattan of the desert,' that's on the brink of ruin .
Shibam is the oldest skyscraper city in the world, but Yemen's civil war is putting it at risk. See 40 photos that show what life is like there.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!