Suppose the political left and most mainstream media outlets are to be believed. In that case, the capitol building’s incursion last week is to be blamed solely on President Trump and his near-constant ability to incite hate and division throughout the nation. As a result, many of those to the left of center and even a few to its right are looking for ways to punish Trump.
Now, as Trump has seemingly lost the presidential election and is to be removed from the White House and the responsibility of leading our nation in just under a week, the options for such consequences are a bit limited, to say the least.
However, if the Democrats can be called anything remotely respectable, it is persistent. And so they, under the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts, are seeking yet another impeachment attempt.
Of course, I mentioned above, their propaganda wing, MSM, is purporting that this is the only way and one that all of America agrees with.
The only thing is, that’s not entirely true.
In fact, according to a recent poll taken by McLaughlin & Associates, most of America thinks the attempt is not only a massive waste of time and money but something that will convince many to no longer support those in Congress who are pushing for impeachment.
According to the Washington Examiner, the poll was meant to determine America’s perception of the Capitol incursion and what part, if any, President Trump played in it. It was taken on January 10 and 11 in a total of 17 states, including all battleground states, and was asked of 800 “battleground voters.”
What it showed, by enlarge, is that most Americans “are opposed to impeachment and Big Tech censorship, and they want a peaceful and orderly transition.” John McLaughlin, who is CEO of the surveying company, sent Trump adviser Jason Miller a copy of the poll’s findings, which the Examiner gained access to.
According to McLaughlin’s letter and findings, “Voters strongly prefer that Congress deal with fighting coronavirus and not impeachment. Impeachment is viewed as a waste of time and money. Voters believe that the Democrats are playing politics and that continuing to attack the President is making it worse. They also believe Big Tech is violating free speech and if they can do it to President Trump, they can do it to any American.”
These conclusions were based on poll results that show that a whopping 60 percent of those given the poll called the impeachment attempt “another waste of time and money.” Of those asked, only 23 percent actually think impeachment is a good idea.
Another 74 percent of voters said they believe this impeachment attempt to be “politically motivated to prevent the President from running again.” Additionally, 77 percent feel that Congress should be using this time and money to respond to COVID-19 and our economic problems.
Some even said that impeachment is just another way both Pelosi and Biden, as he has not opposed the impeachment, are “keeping the country divided.” A total of 65 percent of all asked said this.
But there is something even more telling about the results of the poll. It seems that for the political left and MSM’s attempts to credit Trump with the recent incursion, it seems few actually believe that as fact. In fact, of Republicans and conservatives asked, most haven’t let the happenings of current events sway them to lose hope in Trump one bit.
If anything, they have become more loyal and, as a result, are willing to no longer support anyone who thinks impeachment is the way to go.
McLaughlin wrote, “80% of Trump voters and 76% of Republicans are less likely to vote for a member of Congress who votes for impeachment.” And more broadly, “48% of all voters are less likely to vote for a member of Congress who votes to impeach the President. Only 36% are more likely.”
And McLaughlin isn’t the only one reporting similar findings. Last week, one by Rasmussen reports that Trump’s job approval rating is still at a high 46 percent as of Wednesday. On the other hand, Congress has an approval rating of only 15 percent, according to a December poll by Gallup.
If I were Congress, I would be looking long and hard at these results, if not for the good of the country, then at least for some added job security, as many may soon find this will be their last term in office.