Politics Trump's approval dips among independent voters amid impeachment

02:50  11 december  2019
02:50  11 december  2019 Source:   thehill.com

This impeachment is too complicated to win over independent voters. That should worry Democrats

  This impeachment is too complicated to win over independent voters. That should worry Democrats What every single House Democrat knows but has refused to say publicly was conveniently published in the New York Times on Wednesday morning. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Caroline Fredrickson, a lawyer who worked at the White House during Bill Clinton's impeachment, rightly observed in an op-ed that the Democrats' case against President Trump is exhausting in its obscurity.

President Trump ’ s approval rating dipped slightly among Republican voters , though is relatively steady among voters overall, according to the latest Almost half of voters say President Trump ’ s dealings with Ukraine constitute grounds for impeachment , according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.

Strong approval for Trump in the Quinnipiac poll jumped from 29% five days ago to 35%. Among Republicans, 88% said they approved or strongly Fifty per cent of independents , who roughly equal Republicans in party registration, told Quinnipiac they approved of the impeachment inquiry against

President Trump's approval rating dipped among independent voters as Democrats move forward on impeachment, according to the latest Hill-HarrisX poll released Tuesday.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Trump's approval dips among independent voters amid impeachment© Greg Nash Trump's approval dips among independent voters amid impeachment

The survey shows 39 percent of independent voters approve of Trump's job performance, while 56 percent said they disapprove.

a screenshot of a cell phone screen with text© Provided by The Hill The new approval rating among independent voters is down from 44 percent in early November.

Trump's job approval rating also saw a dip among Republican voters, dropping 3 points to 85 percent compared to the previous poll.

How Nancy Pelosi could lose the impeachment vote

  How Nancy Pelosi could lose the impeachment vote Well, here we are. Impeachment articles against President Trump have been introduced — one for abuse of power and one for obstruction of justice — and a vote in the House is coming soon. The way forward seems entirely predictable. The Democratic majority in the House will vote "yes" on impeachment and the Republican-controlled Senate will decline to convict. Likewise, polling shows the impeachment inquiry has overwhelmingly served to reinforce Americans' previously held opinions about the president.

The Trump campaign is betting that Mr. Trump ’ s rote denials of pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate his political foes will eventually sway enough voters to put the entire impeachment issue to the side. “ Trump having a perfectly acceptable phone call with the president of Ukraine doesn’t affect

Faced with new allegations against President Trump and administration stonewalling, Democrats have ended President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the face of a looming House impeachment vote . Ms. Pelosi’ s announcement came amid a groundswell in favor of impeachment among Democrats

The survey comes amid the release of articles of impeachment against Trump.

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment that said the president had abused his power and obstructed Congress during the impeachment inquiry.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who had previously rejected impeachment calls, said Trump's dealings with Ukraine had left the party with no other alternative.

"On this solemn day, I recall that the first order of business for members of Congress is the solemn act to take an oath to defend the Constitution," Pelosi said while announcing the articles.

The historic move comes after a months-long inquiry that was sparked by a whistleblower's complaint alleging that Trump had tried to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations into his political rivals.

Trump, meanwhile, has denied any wrongdoing, tweeting "WITCHHUNT" following the unveiling of the impeachment articles.

HarrisX surveyed 1,000 registered voters across the country between Dec. 8 and 9. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

- Tess Bonn

How members of Congress voted on Trump's impeachment .
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to impeach a sitting president.The vote on Article One, abuse of power, was 230-197, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by two Democrats. The vote on Article Two, obstruction of Congress, was 229-198, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by three Democrats.

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