Seems they are smart enough to know that effort by some House Democrats is a distraction that is showcased by media and is unnecessary….(Most Democrats DO want the action)
Democratic lawmakers need to focus, as House Speaker Pelosi has said, on issues….
Not JUST Donald Trump’s daily rants ….
Over the past few months, House Democrats have been building support for impeachment within the caucus. But they haven’t brought the American people with them.
Even as nearly two-thirds of Democratic members favor impeaching President Donald Trump or at least opening an impeachment inquiry, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows they haven’t made the sale to voters. Only 37 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while half oppose it. Just 12 percent of voters are undecided.
Since the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the spring, overall support for impeachment has fluctuated between 35 percent and 38 percent, while opposition has ranged from 46 percent to 53 percent.
Among Democrats, however, 7 in 10 support beginning impeachment proceedings. Only 18 percent of Democratic voters oppose impeachment. Among registered voters who said they intend to participate in a Democratic presidential primary or caucus in their states, 68 percent want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while 20 percent do not.
Republicans are in near-lockstep in opposition to impeachment: Only 6 percent want to begin proceedings. But independents tilt heavily against impeaching Trump. Only 31 percent want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, compared with 50 percent who think Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings.
“Initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump remains a popular move among the Democratic base, but it won’t necessarily help them win voters across the aisle,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. He added that the “numbers have marginally changed from July following Robert Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill, after which 34 percent of independents and 8 percent of Republicans supported impeachment.”…