After weeks of secret impeachment testimony followed by public testimony from House Democrats' cherry-picked witnesses, support for impeaching President Trump is sinking.
While witnesses have testified that Trump requested Ukraine investigate former VP Joe Biden for corruption, support for impeachment has decreased significantly, while opposition has increased
According to the FiveThirtyEight average of national polls, support for impeachment has shrunk from 50.3 percent in mid-October to 46.3 percent presently, while opposition has risen from 43.8 percent to 45.6 percent.
Among independents in the FiveThirtyEight average, support for impeachment topped out at 47.7 percent in late October but has sunk to 41 percent over the past three weeks. -The Hill
"After three years, the country was sick of hearing about Russia, and now the average American either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about the case we’re making on Ukraine," one Democratic fundraiser told The Hill.
Another poll registering declining support for impeachment is YouGov, which has independent support dropping from 39% weeks ago to 35%, while opposition has grown from 35% to 40%.
“American public loses enthusiasm for impeachment despite blockbuster hearings”— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 24, 2019
• Support: 48%
• Oppose: 44%
Nov. 17- Nov 20:
• Oppose: 45%https://t.co/Zdb4YsZKrJ
Impeachment support began fading during the House hearings, with a POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll from last week revealing a 2% decline in support and a 3% increase in opposition to the inquiry.
Polls have now turned very strongly against Impeachment, especially in swing states. 75% to 25%. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2019
And according to the Washington Post's Rachael Bade, some moderate Democratic lawmakers are now getting "cold feet."
Schiff, meanwhile, swears it's not true!
Adam Schiff says that public support for impeachment has grown dramatically in the past two months.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 24, 2019
He conveniently left out the polls from this week showing a decrease in support, especially among independents, after finally allowing public testimonies. pic.twitter.com/rLalX1PEqb
Whatever the case, according to Rep. Eric Swalwell, who farted on live TV last week, "I’m not focused on the polls, I know my colleagues aren’t either… this president used his great vast power to ask a foreign government to help him cheat an election,"