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Impeachment Causes Surge in NEW Donors to Republican Party and Democrats Defecting to Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Democrats’ impeachment of Donald Trump is going great… for Donald Trump. As I’ve previously reported, his poll numbers are up Last week, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale reported that impeachment helped Trump raise over $10 million in a single week, crushing the fundraising of his Democrat rivals.

But there’s something else about his fundraising that is worth mentioning. The Republican National Committee reports that they’ve gained 600,000 new donors since the start of the Democrats’ bogus impeachment, according to Axios.

Mike Reed, the RNC deputy chief of staff told Axios, “Voters are consistently expressing how they want Washington to focus on real issues.”

So, impeachment hasn’t just helped Trump and the RNC raise big sums of money, they’ve managed to attract new donors, and a lot of them. That is huge. These are donors who, for whatever reason, weren’t as engaged in the process until frustration with Democrats brought them to open their wallets. There’s probably a large number of new voters there as well. And impeachment is the key. Remember, the GOP raised $15 million in the 72 hours after Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry announcement.

But, even that isn’t the whole story. What make all this even more significant is how Trump and GOP are attracting Democrat defectors. “Since the impeachment inquiry began,” an official told Axios, “a quarter of Trump rally registrants are self-described Democrats or independents, and about the same proportion are low-propensity voters.” Low-propensity voters are voters less likely to turn out in an election. Considering the time it takes just to wait in line a rally, it is probably safe to say these voters are likely to turn out in November.

Despite the positive figures, Axios attempts to throw cold water on this data, “While impeachment may be good for GOP fundraising, it’s not a given that it helps Trump, whose legacy after Wednesday’s vote will forever be tied to impeachment.”

Ask Bill Clinton if he feels his legacy has been forever tied to his impeachment.

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Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis