According to Breitbart, A USA TODAY/Suffolk poll found that only 36 % of those polled support the House voting to impeach the President, with 22% telling pollsters that Congress should continue with its impeachment inquiry but should not vote to remove him. Thirty-seven per cent say lawmakers should end their impeachment probe, while four percent remain undecided on the matter.
Regarding a Senate impeachment trial, however, 46 % are in favor of convicting President Trump and 47% are against. The pollsters used telephone to contact 1,000 registered voters and was taken between October 23rd and 26th.
How is this possible? Saying that you don’t want the House to impeach but want the Senate to convict is like saying you don’t want someone arrested and charged with a crime, but you want him to be convicted and jailed. It makes no sense.
I suspect that the incompetents here are 1) the voters polled, and 2) the pollsters, who don’t know how to poll people on a topic that they don’t comprehend. The Washington Examiner says that the polls reveals that the public’s views on impeachment are “complex.” Right. Newspapers shouldn’t use deceptive euphemisms. You might as well write that sixth graders’ views on string theory are complex.
The public’s views on impeachment aren’t complex; they are hopelessly confused, uninformed, emotion-driven and worthless. The vast majority don’t know the history of impeachment. Most think Nixon was impeached. Most couldn’t tell you who Andrew Johnson was, much less explain why he was impeached. Most think that Bill Clinton was impeached because he was fooling around with Monica Lewinsky. Most don’t know what is impeachable conduct, whether conduct out of office is relevant to the issue, or whether the House can impeach a President for tweeting too much. They have no idea. None.
In fact, I am pretty sure the Democrats are counting on the public’s ignorance just as the news media is betting that it can mold the current confusion into an anti-Trump majority. They may have better luck herding cats.