Democrats figured even if they did not impeach Trump, the process would at least discredit Trump in the eyes of the American people and boost their chances of winning back the White House in November.
Well, they failed, because Trump’s approval ratings have only gone up post-impeachment.
Great numbers across the board
Virtually every poll conducted since the impeachment moved to the Senate for a trial has shown a rise in support for Trump. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed a “new high” for Trump in his overall approval rating.
In December, 44 percent approved of the job Trump is doing with a 54 percent disapproval rate.
The poll that was taken this past weekend showed a 46 percent approval rating and his disapproval rating was down to 51 percent.
Jeff Horwitt, a Democrat pollster, could hardly contain his disgust when discussing the results. “We’ve been through an impeachment inquiry in the House, a trial in the Senate, and America’s attitudes about Donald Trump have hardly budged,” he remarked.
The scales have also now tilted in Trump’s favor when it comes to the impeachment, with 49 percent now saying they want him to remain in office and only 46 saying he should be removed.
Different polls, same story
Gallup also conducted a poll this week that is even more troublesome for Democrats. Gallup showed a 49 percent approval rating overall, with 94 percent of Republicans now supporting the job he is doing, which is an all-time high.
Trump has also made up considerable ground with the key independent voters, garnering a 42 percent approval rating, also an all-time high.
While Democrats railed against the strike that took out Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, 53 percent of Americans gave Trump a thumbs up.
The Gallup poll also had good news for the Republican party as a whole. The poll showed a 51 percent favorable rating for all Republicans, which is the highest it has been since 2005.
Assuming Trump gets acquitted this week, these numbers are all bad news for Democrats. With the support Trump and Republicans are receiving, there could be a red tsunami in our future, with Trump not only being re-elected but Republicans also taking back the House.