Election 2020

Impeachment Boomerang: Trump Beats Dems in Three States That Shattered Democrats in 2016

Impeachment Boomerang: Trump Beats Dems in Three States That Shattered Democrats in 2016
Trump supporters march east on the bike path along Metro Parkway in Clinton Township, Mich., on March 4, 2017. (Todd McInturf /Detroit News via AP)

Three states that went for Trump in 2016 – devastating Democrats – are poised to do it again if the results of a new poll hold up.

President Donald Trump beats every Democrat in the three key battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, according to a new Firehouse Strategies and Optimus poll:


Across the board, President Trump is polling well against the Democratic field in each of these battleground states. Notably, Vice President Biden has seen a sharp decline in support in our surveys as he currently runs behind President Trump in each of the three states.

The Republican-leaning political firm puts out a quarterly poll, but this is the first time President Trump has beaten Joe Biden and other Democrats in hypothetical matchups.

Worse for the Democrats: It turns out that voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania aren’t wearing the Democrats’ impeachment goggles, either:

In each of these battleground states, we find that a majority of likely 2020 voters do not support the impeachment and removal of President Trump from office. Impeachment and removal is opposed by 50.8% of voters in Michigan, 52.2% of voters in Pennsylvania, and 57.9% of voters in Wisconsin.

In 2016 Trump shocked Democrats by winning all three of these key states.


Trump’s win in Pennsylvania in 2016 shattered the Democrats’ “blue wall.” Trump narrowly won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes and devastated Democrats when Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes put the president over the 270 mark to win the election.

Voters also overwhelmingly want congressional Democrats to pay attention to issues instead of spending their time impeaching Trump.

The survey was conducted from December 3-5 and interviewed 1,759 likely 2020 election voters via landline, cellphone, and text.

The Democrats’ impeachment efforts might well lead to this electoral predicament in November 2020:


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