60% call impeachment a ‘waste of time,’ Big Tech backlash for censoring Trump
60% call impeachment a ‘waste of time,’ Big Tech backlash for censoring Trump by Paul Bedard for Washington Examiner
Key voters want Speaker Nancy Pelosi to put the brakes on impeaching President Trump again and are also calling for punishment of Big Tech for censoring the president, according to a new polling memo to a top Trump adviser.
Pollster John McLaughlin’s memo to Jason Miller shows that battleground voters are more eager for the nation to move on than impeach the president for last week’s violent protest by pro-Trump supporters in the U.S. Capitol.
And if Congress doesn’t move on, adds the two-page memo shown below in full, those who push for impeachment may face a voter backlash in the 2022 midterm elections.
“Voters strongly prefer that Congress deal with fighting coronavirus and not impeachment. Impeachment is viewed as a waste of time and money. Voters believe that the Democrats are playing politics and that continuing to attack the president is making it worse,” wrote McLaughlin.
His top finding focused on the upcoming transition that occurs on Inauguration Day, Jan., 20. Some 89% are eager for an orderly transition, and 70% called that “very important.”
Next was impeachment and voters in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin are firmly against it.
- 60% of all voters said it is “another waste of time and money.”
- 23% prefer impeaching President Trump.
- 77% said Congress should work on the coronavirus response instead.
- 74% said impeachment is “politically motivated to prevent the president from running again.”
- 65% said Biden and Pelosi are “keeping the country divided.”
The survey memo included a warning against pushing on with impeachment, as Pelosi is poised to do, possibly with a full House vote on Wednesday. Nearly half of those polled are “less likely to vote for a member of Congress who votes to impeach.” Just 36% are more likely.