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‘Give it up, Nancy’: Impeachment push spells trouble for Dems with Michigan swing voters and beyond

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Swing voters in Michigan made it clear that the impeachment push against President Trump could be disastrous for Democrats in the 2020 election.

A focus group held recently with several Michigan voters revealed their frustration with the Democrats for wasting taxpayer time and money with efforts to oust Trump from office.

(Video: Fox News)

The Saginaw, Mich. panel consisted of 10 Michigan residents who voted for Trump in 2016 after switching parties and having voted for President Barack Obama in 2012. Obama won the state over then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 by 9 percentage points. In 2016, less than half a percentage point gave Trump a victory in Michigan over Hillary Clinton.

“The focus is in the wrong direction… not working on policies that will help the people,” said one man in the focus group conducted by the communications firm, Engagious last month before the House vote to impeach Trump.

(Video: YouTube/Engagious)

“Why is the focus continually on trying to get rid of Trump… What are you doing for us? ” one woman said.

“Give it up, Nancy,” another man said, as the voters agreed the impeachment efforts were a waste of taxpayer money that could have been used elsewhere.

“These focus groups are great,” co-founder of Optimus Polling, Scott Tranter, told Fox News contributor and pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson on the Fox Nation show, “What Are The Odds?”

“It pretty much describes probably what everyone’s feeling when they watch a reality show. They’re like, ‘look, this isn’t about you guys,'” he added.

“[These Michigan voters] don’t care about the press conferences or the hearings or anything like that,” Tranter said. “They want to know, what are you passing? And how are you helping my health care? How are you helping my job situation? How are helping my local economy?”

A Fox News Poll conducted earlier in December showed that 50% of registered voters supported impeaching and removing Trump from office and the numbers had not changed much from late October. Meanwhile, a December 17 CNN poll found 37 percent said the impeachment inquiry would make no difference to Trump’s chances of being reelected.

“The ‘no effect’ as well as the ‘positive effect’ would put it well over 50 percent are neutral or better,” Tranter explained. “That’s the underlying reason why… most people haven’t changed their opinions about impeachment over the last couple of months and [Trump’s] job approval has gone up. So it just gives us a good example of why the numbers haven’t moved.”

And swing voters are making it clear that Democrats should be worried as their efforts may boomerang back.

Trump 2020 Advisory Board Member and founder of Democrats for Trump, Harlan Hill, told Fox Business host Stuart Varney that average Americans are behind the president who is “leaving Democrats in the dust.”

“They are feeling it day after day. They are actually better off today than they were four years ago. They’re not just statistics. There are stories out there,” he said on “Varney & Co.” Thursday.

(Video: Fox Business)

“We are leaving Democrats in the dust. While they can’t decide whether they want to be hard-core socialist or socialist-lite. That’s kind of the battle in the Democratic Party. The money’s drying up… The DNC can barely keep the lights on. They don’t know who they are,” he added.

Democrats touted the campaign fundraising hauls of Sen. Bernie Sanders and others but it was Trump who outpaced them all with a staggering  $46 million raised in the fourth quarter, an amount that does not even include the yet-to-be-released totals from the Republican National Committee.

“People were standing outside in the sleet and the snow waiting to go see the president. You had a long line of people who couldn’t even get in the building in the snow!” Hill said of Trump supporters attending campaign rallies.

“The enthusiasm for this president is not waning. Maybe in the coasts, Democrats are believing their own hype that the president is historically unpopular and the polls are right. I can tell you they’re not,” Hill said. “In the places where they count: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, the president is going to win! And I believe better in this round than in 2016.“

Frieda Powers

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