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Clinton Voters Support Impeachment — Others Don't

Clinton Voters Support Impeachment — Others Don't
U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd upon taking the stage during a campaign rally on December 10, 2019, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

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If you are a Republican, Democrat, or Independent who voted for Hillary Clinton it is almost certain you believe President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

If you are a Republican, Democrat, or Independent who voted for Donald Trump or any other candidates it is almost certain you believe President Trump should not be removed from office.

The numbers are crystal clear when comparing the CNN Exit polls from election night 2016 and Nate Silver’s average of impeachment polls as of the evening of December 10:

Voted for Clinton

Supports Impeachment

Democrats

89.0%

83.3%

Independents

42.0%

44.0%

Republicans

8.0%

7.9%

The fact that the impeachment hearings won over virtually no Republicans except those who already crossed over to vote for Clinton is notable because it would indicate even Republicans who voted for Evan McMullin apparently have not followed his lead in supporting impeachment.

“Clinton Republicans” were 8 percent of all Republicans according to CNN Exit polls, which appears to be virtually the same as the 7.9 percent of all Republicans who want Trump impeached.

A total of 44 percent of independents supporting impeachment is actually about a point higher than Silver’s polls really suggest because it includes some polls just asking if an impeachment process should be begun. But whether its 43 percent or 44 percent, that is only one or two percent more independents than voted for Hillary Clinton election day — an amazing figure since it means that almost none of the 12 percent of independents that voted for McMullin, Gary Johnson, or some other third party now support impeachment.

Most Democrats support impeachment, but even among Democrats there is some fall off.

A total of 89 percent of Democrats voted for Hillary Clinton, and that number fell to 83.3 percent of Democrats who support impeachment. Crosstabs are not available, but this could back up Republicans pointing to rising support among black Americans for Trump in some recent polls that they argue coincides with record low black unemployment under Trump’s watch.

In summary, everyone went back "home" — or, as liberals refer to it, back to their “tribe” during impeachment. The day this was most notable was during Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony.

My liberal friends almost universally thought the fact that Sondland said it was his perception that everyone knew there was a quid pro quo made for a bad day for Trump and proved his guilt. My conservative friends almost universally thought that the fact that Sondland testified that the only time the topic came up with Trump the president told him directly there was no quid pro quo proved the Democrats had no evidence.

One of the many problems with the heavy money pouring into politics is that an event like impeachment generates a lot of money for both sides. Political consultants win big as both sides text, email, and call their base supporters to drive fundraising — and in turn these base supporters will except no compromise.

The president’s call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was either “perfect” or “treason,” and a “bribe” to either base, and any elected official staking any ground between the two risks being trampled.

John Pudner is Executive Director of Takeback.org, a non-profit home for Americans seeking true political reform. Our conservative solutions include: stopping illicit foreign money from impacting elections; ending pay-to-play in government contracting; and restoring the Reagan-era federal tax credit for small-dollar political contributions, which will encourage more citizens to become donors and help re-balance the campaign finance system. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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