Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Polls suggest public support for impeachment growing
They are not yet at 50%, but in the space of roughly a week, support for impeachment has jumped from the high 30% range into the 45%+ range with some variation depending on who was doing the polling and how the questions were worded. But in every case support for the president is dropping and the number favoring impeachment has risen. In particular the president should be worried about erosion of support from within his own party. If he loses more than 10% of self identifying Republicans he will be in deep trouble going into the general election. Unlike in 2016 when Democrats were not very enthusiastic about their candidate and many stayed home, every indication suggests they will be highly motivated in 2020. Trump can't afford to lose many of his supporters.