Analysts and a CNN anchor were surprised that their own poll for the 2020 election reflected a “mass movement” of voters had begun shifting to President Donald J. Trump when the Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry.
“Take a look at how that compares to October! Biden was up by 10 points, so his lead has been cut in half.” Sanders’s lead also fell from 9 to 4 points, while Warren’s fell from 8 to 1, said CNN analyst Harry Enten.
“This is massive movement toward the president of the United States at this particular point,” he determined in astonishment. “Do we have any sense why?” asked CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.
The “massive” change of heart may have begun on Sept. 24, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) launched an investigation to remove President Trump from office on charges of withholding aid to Ukraine, aiming to pressure Kyiv to reopen the investigation into a case of corruption involving the son of his potential political rival Joe Biden.
Since the beginning of the impeachment against the president, members of the Republican Party, analysts, and the general public have condemned severe irregularities and contradictions.
For example, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) based the charge on an “anonymous whistleblower” who gave him quotes from a phone call that were disproved when the White House later declassified the transcript, the Washington Examiner reported.
Nevertheless, the Democrats went ahead, organizing weeks of fruitless behind closed-door and public hearings that yielded no incriminating evidence against President Trump’s administration.
Later, they even held a partisan vote in the House to impeach him, which they won because they outnumber the Republicans.
However, three Democrats voted against the impeachment and a fourth, Tulsi Gabbard, only voted “present.” All the Republicans voted against the impeachment.
Reportedly, this would be the first time in U.S. history that a president has been involved in a completely partisan impeachment.
The controversial process currently in limbo, however, has failed to demonstrate that the president committed any crimes and could even be reinforcing his positive image, becoming a real ‘boomerang’ for the Democrats that seek to win the presidential elections in 2020.
In fact, numerous polls reflected citizens’ rejection of impeachment in key states for the 2020 elections, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Axios reported.
Another recent poll sponsored by USA Today and Suffolk University showed that President Trump would beat former Vice President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 5 points, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 8 points.
It should be noted that Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz was critical of Pelosi retaining the articles of impeachment that should have been sent to the Senate as a negotiation tactic.