On Sunday the folks at CNN excitedly released their own impeachment poll. And boy were they excited.
— CNN (@CNN) June 2, 2019
Does a poll from CNN even deserve to be taken seriously, given that the network’s entire existence revolves around removing President Donald Trump from office?
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted earlier this year, 99 percent of CNN’s audience believe #OrangeManBad.
“‘Has the President been truthful or honest on Russia?’ Among Fox viewers, 84 percent of Fox viewers believe the president has been truthful. Among MSNBC viewers, that’s 21 percent. Among CNN viewers, that’s one percent,” NBC’s Chuck Todd explained at the time.
“Conversely, 12 percent of Fox viewers, 76 percent of MSNBC viewers, and again, 99 percent of CNN viewers thought the President had lied.”
Yet CNN had the audacity to conduct a poll and now expects the American people to believe its results? Puhleeze …
As is to be expected, social media users had a field day with CNN’s poll, with many reminding the folks at the far-left network that their prior polls have been wrong — and also wondering why they hadn’t included any questions about Attorney General Bill Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
“Is this the same poll that said Hillary was going to win?” one Twitter user sarcastically wrote.
See this and other tweets below:
Is this the same poll that said Hillary was going to win?
— Alain D. Boice (@adboice) June 2, 2019
Where is the question, as in other polls that ranked over 30%, that investigations need to continue regarding trump’s criminal acts? It is rolled into the question “do you think trump should be impeached?” and that schews the poll. Wake up, CNN!
— Carrello (@carrellogolf) June 2, 2019
CNN polls are always correct! Lol ???
— Dwight (@DwightH82624321) June 2, 2019
41% cnn polling really means 23%
— TSELLI (@Mdozer03) June 2, 2019
“CNN poll” ?
— kham (@OutOfKenTroll) June 2, 2019
— Mark (@mlegwin88) June 2, 2019
There’s a little secret you should probably know.
You know that new CNN poll conducted by SSRS that the network released Sunday? Though CNN made sure to bury this very important fact, the poll also revealed that a 54 percent majority of Americans believe should not be impeached and removed from office.
Granted, opposition to impeachment dropped by five points since CNN last conducted a poll in April. But even CNN admitted that this drop was due almost entirely to Democrats.
“The shift on impeachment stems mostly from a rebound in support for it among Democrats — 76% favor it currently, up from 69% in April,” the network wrote.
In other words, the left’s Trump Derangement Syndrome has spread to more Democrats. That’s not surprising given how hard both congressional Democrats and their allies in the media have been pushing for impeachment.
As for Independents and moderates, who represent the voters still up for grabs going into 2020, a whopping 59 and 50 percent majority of them oppose impeachment, respectively.
Overall, the president clearly still holds the upper hand, despite CNN’s attempts to portray otherwise. And FYI, this poll doesn’t stand alone. A Harvard CAPS/Harris survey released last week found that only a 37 percent minority of all Americans believe the president should be impeached.
“Thirty-seven percent support impeaching and removing the president. Sixty percent of polled Democrats say the president should be impeached and removed, but only 36 percent of independents are in favor,” The Hill reported last Friday.
These results suggest that Democrats could seriously hurt their chances going into the 2020 elections if they pursue impeachment, not that they appear to be concerned.
I joined @wolfblitzer to discuss how @HouseJudiciary will hold this President and his administration accountable. Judge Mehta’s decision was important – but we still have to do our jobs and uphold the Constitution. For me, that means pursuing an impeachment inquiry. pic.twitter.com/jRzHyniapV
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) May 21, 2019
I personally feel like we cannot tolerate this level of obstruction, that if we do, then we have lowered the bar to the point where any criminal can be president of the United States and that should be unacceptable to all of us.
I believe we need to begin an impeachment inquiry.
— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) May 21, 2019
The findings detailed in the Special Counsel’s report, and the Administration’s pattern of wholesale obstruction of Congress since the report’s release, make clear that it is time to open an impeachment inquiry.
— Rep. Joe Neguse (@RepJoeNeguse) May 21, 2019
I welcomed @SherylNYT to Philadelphia this week to explain why I support opening an #impeachment inquiry of President Trump & to let the @nytimes hear from Philadelphians of color firsthand about this important issue:https://t.co/vqKkxbOnkC
— Dwight Evans (@RepDwightEvans) May 31, 2019
I’ll be joining @maddow in a few minutes to discuss Special Counsel Mueller’s press conference today and my support for an impeachment inquiry. No one is above the law and the American people deserve to know the truth. pic.twitter.com/HL5OYPSH15
— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) May 30, 2019
For over two years the President has systematically dismantled our democracy and defied the rule of law. This cannot stand.
Congress has a moral obligation to put our politics aside and take action. We need to start impeachment proceedings.
The President is not above the law.
— Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) May 21, 2019
President Trump is not exonerated, and his administration is deliberately misleading the American people about the findings of the Special Counsel. If this isn’t a reason for an #ImpeachmentInquiryNow, I don’t know what is.
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) May 29, 2019
Special Counsel Mueller’s statement yesterday highlighted what was clear in his report. Our democracy was attacked by a foreign power, and there is evidence that the president obstructed justice. 1/2
— Rep. Alan Lowenthal (@RepLowenthal) May 30, 2019
Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President.
It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019
Congressional Democrats have been attempting to sugarcoat their plans by talking about “opening an impeachment inquiry” versus performing an impeachment, but they’re essentially the same thing, and Democrats know it.
According to The New York Times, the Democrats are “wary” of opening a so-called impeachment inquiry because they realize doing so “would be politically risky; impeachment implies an effort to remove the president from office.”
Why does an impeachment inquiry imply that? Because the very definition of impeachment is “to remove from office especially for misconduct,” according to Merriam-Webster.
Plus, full-fledged impeachment is exactly what the Democrats’ radicalized base is pushing for. Watch below as hecklers repeatedly yell “IMPEACH” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempts to deliver a speech Saturday at the 2019 California Democrat Party State Convention:
Reports suggest Pelosi doesn’t support the impeachment route. What remains unclear is exactly how many of her Democrat peers in Congress do.
This weekend The New York Times began asking Democrats for their official position on impeachment. As of Sunday morning, 54 Democrats had confirmed that they support impeachment, 58 had confirmed that they oppose it and 123 had not yet replied.
No matter how the Democrats proceed, they’re going to be stuck in a tough spot. If they choose to impeach, they risk alienating the majority of Americans who oppose impeachment. But if they choose to do nothing, then they run the risk of alienating their own radicalized base.
And speaking of the radicalized base and the biased polls they love, #ThisIsCNN.
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