Nolte: 66% of Battleground District Voters Say Dems Too Obsessed with Impeachment

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi speaks with Texas Tribune CEO, Evan Smith during a panel at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 28, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Pelosi was scheduled to speak before the announcement of the impeachment inquiry but the inquiry …
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Polling from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) shows impeachment is backfiring bigly in battleground districts.

The most important finding in this poll is the following: “Democrats are only consolidating their own base” with respect to impeachment.

That is exactly right, and that is what we are seeing in every poll gauging impeachment. The elite media headlines scream, “Support for Impeachment Rises!” Yeah, to 44 percent or 46 percent, which means only Democrats are on board.

So what?

The NRCC poll found that in battleground congressional districts, meaning the districts that will be up for grabs in 2020, that “Two-thirds (63%) of voters in NRCC target seats and 66% of voters in Republican-held battleground seats agree that Democrats in Congress are too obsessed with impeaching the President[.]”

What voters would prefer, according to the poll, is a Congress “working on issues they campaign on such as funding our military, improving the nation’s infrastructure, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and caring for our nation’s veterans.”

In worse news for Democrats, “the top priority for voters in NRCC target seats is immigration and in Republican-held battleground seats is the economy.”

The NRCC found six separate issues, “that reach double digit importance for voters and Democrats aren’t focusing on any of them.”

On the overall issue of impeachment, the NRCC numbers align with the polls we are seeing from the media, polls that once again show nothing more than the Democrats consolidating their base of support on the issue.

“In NRCC target seats, voters oppose impeachment: 44% support – 47% oppose. In Republican-held battleground seats voters oppose impeachment: 46%-49%.”

What’s more, in these target districts, 51 percent of Independents oppose impeachment and 46 percent of “voters in NRCC target seats are less likely to vote for a candidate for congress who supports impeachment.”

Feel free to write the poll off as partisan, but as I mentioned above, it aligns perfectly with the media’s impeachment polls and analysis from the Wall Street Journal, which is no fan of Trump:

There is no position Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn can take on impeaching President Trump that will satisfy a majority of voters in the district she narrowly won last year, which Mr. Trump won by nearly 14 points.

Republicans say the House probe, which was designated an impeachment investigation last week, is a baseless attempt to undo the 2016 election. They dismiss Ms. Horn’s technical objection to the impeachment label—she is among roughly 10 House Democrats to do so—as politically transparent. Some Democrats, meanwhile, want her to align with progressives and back impeachment, while others want to avoid a battle that could prove costly to taxpayers.

Ms. Horn beat a Republican incumbent last year by about 3,000 votes in a district that wasn’t on Democrats’ radar because of Mr. Trump’s margin of victory in 2016.

Speaking after a town hall Monday, she called “irresponsible” her colleagues’ decision to move toward impeachment without a full investigation beyond the release of the transcript of the president’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and whistleblower complaint.

Democrats are also facing opposition to impeachment through anti-impeachment protesters, and some of those Democrats, like Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA), are not handling the unexpected blowback very well. Her office dialed 911 on the protesters and had them removed by police.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the current frontrunner for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, also got a taste of the protests.

All this, this early in, and the Ukraine Hoax is already unraveling at lightspeed.


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