A survey has revealed that Democrats’ partisan impeachment efforts have affected the 2020 race with voters now shifting to President Donald Trump. The IBD/TIPP surveyed about 905 voters between December 5 and December 14 following which it suggested that Democrats’ impeachment move is backfiring .
The poll suggests that Joe Biden is the only Democrat candidate who can match up Trump in general election, given that the support percentage difference for December is 5 percent i.e. 50 percent to 45 percent. The 50 percent shift is towards President Trump whose support base has increased by 5 percent. In November, Trump was down by 10 points i.e. 43 percent to Biden’s 53 percent.
There’s consistency in the survey when it comes to improvement in Trump’s voter base. He has also led past Bernie Sanders by one percent i.e 48 percent to Sanders’ 47 percent. On the contrary, the November survey saw Sanders edging out Trump by 8 percent i.e. 52 percent as opposed to Trump’s 44 percent.
Trump is also beating Elizabeth Warren who is now down from 49 percent to 44 percent.This is a dramatic shift from November when Trump had 44 per cent support base with Warren leading by 52 percent supporters.
The survey has been disclosed at a time when debate over the validity of impeachment inquiry against President Trump is underway. In a scathing attack on Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump accused the two of pursuing an unconstitutional agenda against him.
The impeachment hearing is expected on Wednesday which will be convened by Pelosi and key committee chairs on two articles of impeachment against Trump.