This morning a lot of media outlets are citing a new poll conducted by "Public Policy Polling" (PPP) which suggests, among other things, that 40% of registered voters in the U.S. support impeaching President Trump. Of course, about 15 seconds worth of actual critical thought could have saved these media outlets from embarrassingly pumping yet another "rigged poll" courtesy of aggressive "oversamples".
To our great 'shock', this particular poll used one of the most aggressive "oversamples" we've seen, with 41% of respondents calling themselves Democrats versus only 30% Republicans. With that kind of spread, the 2016 election should have been a blow out for Hillary...how could this be?
Of course, when you're willing to completely abandon all integrity to progress a chosen narrative then you can engineer almost any results you want. Hence these results suggesting that 40% of the electorate would support impeaching President Trump.
Pumping his latest polling farce, PPP President Dean Debnam said that "Trump’s making history once again with a sizeable share of voters already wanting to impeach him."
“Usually a newly elected president is at the peak of their popularity and enjoying their honeymoon after taking office,” PPP President Dean Debnam said in a statement.
“But Donald Trump’s making history once again with a sizeable share of voters already wanting to impeach him, and a majority of voters wishing they could have Barack Obama back.”
Meanwhile, angry Democrats continue to call for impeachment proceedings if Trump instructs federal agencies to ignore recent court rulings related to his immigrant ban. Apparently choosing which laws should be enforced is a right afforded only to Democrat Presidents with the last name Obama.
Democrats and civil rights organizations have hammered Trump’s move as unconstitutional and biased against Muslims. Trump has dismissed those criticisms, arguing that the order is crucial for protecting the nation from terrorism.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on Wednesday said Congress should mull impeaching Trump if he orders federal agencies to ignore a judge’s ruling halting parts of that order.
“There should be a resolution of censure,” he told BuzzFeed. "And if he does it again, there should be articles of impeachment.”
And while all of the results of this poll are pretty much useless, here are a couple other findings.
Even with a ridiculous Democrat oversample, Trump's approval rating was found to be 47%.
Unfortunately, Bannon didn't make out so well with a 19% approval rating.
And finally, while 40% of registered voters apparently think Trump should be impeached for his immigrant ban, 47% of voters somehow approve of the ban...figure that one out.