New Poll Suggests Dems' Impeachment Fever Helping Trump With Independents
A new IBD-TIPP poll released Monday shows Trump has gained significant ground with independent voters in head-to-head matchups with the Democrat Party frontrunners for president.
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by just 1 point among independents, which is down from Biden's 18-point lead among the voting group in September.
In a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 49 percent of independents backed Trump, while 43 percent threw their support behind the senator in the poll, which was released on Monday.
A 4-point gap separated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Trump, with the president receiving 48 percent support among independents and Sanders garnering 44 percent.
Warren led Trump with independents by 2 points in the September poll, while Sanders led the president by 9 points.
What caused such a dramatic swing in Trump's favor with independents? Is it a coincidence that this poll was conducted after Nancy Pelosi formally launched an impeachment inquiry into President Trump? Not to me. Impeachment is not exactly popular amongst voters, and only a minority of independents support it. Many on the right have warned Democrats that impeachment fever will only benefit Trump in the long run—and they appear to be proven right by this poll.