May 17, 2017
Update: We can only imagine what the poll says after tonight’s debacle from The New York Times.
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According to a new survey by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), 48% of Americans want Trump impeached. Of course, while it makes for a provocative headline, the poll does little more than prove that (i) pollsters are still using generous Democrat “oversamples” and (ii) Trump’s favorability is heavily dependent on ones party affiliation with 81% of Hillary voters supporting impeachment and 83% of Trump voters opposing it.
And while 81% of Hillary voters can’t wait for impeachment proceedings, we can’t help but wonder whether any of them could point to a single “fact”, as opposed to an anonymously sourced fake news story from the New York Times and/or Washington Post, that would merit such a punishment.
As far as we know, the only thing that Democrats have managed to “prove” so far is that a couple of Russian-based media outlets ran some negative articles about Hillary during the 2016 election cycle…which pales in comparison to the amount of negative press that Republicans get from the combination of CNN, NYT, Wapo and the rest during every single election cycle…does this mean that CNN has tried to hack every election for the past 35 years?
And, just as a matter of housekeeping because it’s pretty much taken as a given at this point, here is proof of PPP’s 9-point Democrat oversample.
That said, all of Trump’s latest controversies, starting with Comey’s firing last week and culminating with Wapo’s latest ‘bombshell’ that he shared “highly classified intelligence” with the Russian ambassador in the Oval Office, seem to be taking a toll on his overall public perception and increasing the market odds of his impeachment.
And further still since The New York Times reported the Comey Memo..
In other news, the PPP poll found that ~90% of Hillary voters ‘disapprove’ of Trump…shocking, we know.
Moreover, nearly 90% of Hillary voters do not think the Russian story is ‘fake news’.
Anyone else noticing a trend here? We’re almost certain that Trump could announce that he’d found a cure for cancer and 90% of Hillary voters would be opposed to using it.
Finally, the only issue where Hillary voters seemed to be somewhat confused was whether or not they support former FBI director James Comey…on Comey’s favorability Hillary voters were roughly equally split between ‘favorable’, ‘unfavorable’ and ‘we have no freaking clue how to respond because we’re not sure which answer means that we hate Trump more.’
But, while Hillary voters have no idea how they should feel about Comey, once again ~90% are certain that Trump shouldn’t have fired him….Hillary maybe…but definitely not Trump.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:52 am