(Tea Party PAC) – The Democrats’ impeachment sham show trials this week really didn’t work out well for them. The witnesses failed to present any evidence that the president committed any crimes or impeachable offenses.
But President Donald Trump’s ratings through the whole thing are the cherry on the cake.
The Democrats have got to be losing their minds!
President Trump’s approval rating has remained stable, in fact, through all the impeachment stirrings, and that’s pretty bad news for a party who is likely relying on the sham impeachment to sink his chances for 2020.
Yup, it’s a fail all around.
What’s more, according to one major tracking poll, Trump’s approval rating is actually higher than President Barack Obama’s during the same point in his presidency–and he wasn’t facing an impeachment inquiry!
The Rasmussen Reports Presidential Tracking Poll shows that half of the American voters approve of Trump’s job performance.
This is again pretty impressive considering the Democrats think they have him on the brink of being impeached.
“The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5,” Rasmussen explained in a Friday news release.
“The president’s overall approval has been tracking up since Wednesday, the first day of the House impeachment hearings. It was at 46% on Wednesday morning, then rose to 48% yesterday and is now at 50%. Two of the three nights in today’s survey follow the highly-publicized hearing,” the release also read.
Here’s what’s really significant, though. Trump’s approval rating, at the moment, is actually slightly higher than Trump’s at this point in his presidency.
As of November 15, 2011, Obama’s approval rating was 49 percent. Trump’s was at 50 percent at this time last year. These numbers have got to be bad news for little Adam Schiff, that’s for sure.
That’s not all.
On Thursday, another survey showed that most Americans thought the media was actually actively trying to get Trump impeached! Ha!
Most Say Media Working With Democrats To Impeach Trump
(Media thinks their assistance is invisible. Media is stupid.)
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 15, 2019
“Most voters don’t expect fair play from the media when it comes to news coverage of the Democrats’ impeachment attempt,” a statement from Rasmussen read.
“Fifty-three percent (53%) of Likely U.S. Voters think most reporters are trying to help impeach President Trump when they write or talk about the impeachment effort. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% believe most reporters are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. Eight percent (8%) say most are trying to block Trump’s impeachment.”
Conservative Tribune notes:
Rasmussen’s results skew the most consistently conservative of the major polling firms, so that has to be taken into consideration. That being said, it wouldn’t necessarily account for a bump in terms of Trump’s popularity in the face of impeachment. No matter whether the poll has a conservative lean or not, that doesn’t mean pollsters can fake an impeachment bump for the president that doesn’t exist.
Perhaps this can be traced to the fact that Americans have generally caught on to how inconsequential these “bombshell” Trump hearings are. Television ratings are a good indicator of how seriously America takes the possibility that our chief executive has committed some sort of criminal activity.
In July of 2017, James Comey’s appearance before the Senate attracted nearly 20 million viewers, according to Reuters. Impeachment wasn’t even close to being on the table then, but there were bars that opened early so that people could watch the Comey hearings.
In the case of the actual impeachment hearings, 13.8 million people tuned in on Wednesday. The idea that this will end in anything substantive for the left seems unlikely.
And, to top it all off, it’s made — if just for the moment — Donald Trump marginally more popular at this juncture of his presidency than Barack Obama was.