We love to talk about the Trump Boomerang Effect here at WeLoveTrump.
It’s the term we coined for the phenomenon that seems to happen so often, where someone will attack Trump and the very thing they send out against him boomerangs back on them and takes them down.
If you want to read each time we’ve covered it, you can read them all here at this list.
It’s a lot!
Oh what fun scrolling back through those articles and seeing all the Trump-haters go down with self-inflicted fire.
And it just struck again.
CNN rolled out a poll asking if President Trump should be impeached, probably feeling their viewers and readers would support it, given they’re fed a steady stream of that propaganda on CNN all day long.
The only problem is, they didn’t.
The poll came back in favor of President Trump!
Hey, actually kudos to CNN for reporting it and not burying the results, I have to give them that!
With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President.
Americans break against that idea, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Half, 50%, say they don't feel that Trump ought to be impeached and removed from office, while 43% say he should be. Support for impeachment has dipped some since September, when 47% favored it, and is about the same as in a June poll (42% favored it then). Support for impeachment of Trump remains higher than it was for each of the last three presidents at any time it was asked. It's on par with President Richard Nixon, who 43% of Americans said should be impeached and removed from office in a March 1974 Harris poll.
The shift on impeachment comes mostly from political independents. In September, they were evenly split on the question, with 48% behind impeachment and 47% opposed. Now, 36% favor impeachment and 55% are opposed.
There's also been a meaningful shift on the question among younger adults (53% of those under age 45 backed impeachment in September, now that's down to 45%) and racial and ethnic minorities (66% favored it in September, 50% do now).
Trump himself warned his supporters during the 2016 midterm campaign that Democrats would try to impeach him, although Democratic leaders like soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi have dismissed the idea.
More recently, Trump has been worrying about the prospect, according to reporting by CNN's Jim Acosta, as a number of his former associates cooperate with the special counsel investigation into possible collusion by Trump's campaign with Russians interfering in the 2016 election.
The incoming Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler of New York, told CNN's Jake Tapper that if allegations by Michael Cohen that Trump directed him to issue illegal payments to women alleging affairs to keep them quiet during the 2016 election were true, those would constitute "impeachable offenses." At the same time, Nadler made no suggestion Democrats would pursue impeachment against Trump.
One reason Democrats might not impeach Trump even if he is ultimately implicated by special counsel Robert Mueller is that while they control the House, and so could potentially impeach him in that chamber with a simple majority, Republicans will still control of the US Senate. It would require the defection of 20 Republican senators to remove Trump from office if he were impeached by Democrats in the House.
The Washington Times also covered the story and broke down the results:
“With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President. Americans break against that idea. Half — 50 percent — say they don’t feel that Trumpought to be impeached and removed from office,” wrote CNN polling director Jennifer Agiesta in her analysis.
Republicans have the president’s back: 91 percent agree that impeachment should not be on the table. Another influence has surfaced as well.
“The shift on impeachment comes mostly from political independents. In September, they were evenly split on the question, with 48 percent behind impeachment and 47 percent opposed. Now, 36 percent favor impeachment and 55 percent are opposed,” she said.
A notable 8 percent overall are undecided about the issue, including 9 percent of independents.
Some details from the wide-ranging poll, which was released Thursday:
• 50 percent of Americans say that Mr. Trump should not be “impeached and removed from office”; 91 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents and 12 percent of Democrats agree.
• 43 percent overall say Mr. Trump should be impeached; 7 percent of Republicans, 36 percent of independents and 80 percent of Democrats agree.
• 8 percent overall are undecided; 2 percent of Republicans, 9 percent of independents and 8 percent of Democrats agree.