Poll: GOP support of impeachment largely unpopular, could backfire with voters

A handful of House Republicans joined Democrats this week in voting to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

According to a new poll, however, those in the GOP who support the effort are at risk of alienating their voters.

10 House Republicans back impeachment

As Breitbart reported, a survey of battleground-state voters found that 80% of Republican respondents are less likely to support candidates who oppose the president.

The second impeachment vote against Trump passed on Wednesday, just one week before the end of Trump’s current term in the White House.

The president’s rivals have placed much of the blame for last week’s violent riot at the U.S. Capitol building on his rhetoric regarding supposedly widespread election fraud in November’s presidential race.

The latest article of impeachment has effectively divided the GOP between the pro-Trump and establishment wings with 10 Republican lawmakers — led by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-highest ranking House Republican — voting to impeach.

A recent poll by McLaughlin & Associates found that voters across the political spectrum largely feel the effort is a waste of time in the final days of the Trump administration.

Most see it as “politically motivated”

Impeachment is unpopular among about 60% of respondents overall, with a staggering 8 in 10 Trump voters — and 76% of all Republicans — describing themselves as “less likely” to vote for lawmakers who voted in favor of the article, the poll found. Among the general public, slightly less than half of those surveyed said they would penalize lawmakers for supporting the move against Trump.

Furthermore, 65% of voters believe that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and President-elect Joe Biden are further dividing the country with their anti-Trump rhetoric. Nearly three in four respondents described the impeachment push as “politically motivated to prevent the president from running again,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The poll reportedly reached 800 voters in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Aside from the recent survey, Cheney is facing backlash from within her own caucus, with some fellow House Republicans calling for her to be stripped of her leadership position in the party.

For his part, Trump is reportedly asking for a briefing on the 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach him to discuss potential primary challenges in their future re-election bids.

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    1. Damned right he is an was our best President of the last 200 year 40 years George Washington , James Madison where the #1 & #2 Trump is #3. After them.

    2. \Agree Accomplished the most for the people because he didn’t owe anyone favors for getting elected. We meed him now more than ever.

      1. We do need him now and forever (which) I know will never happen. He is the Greatest PRESIDENT we ever had. I hope he runs in 2024. These next 4 years is going to be a nightmare.

  1. The Democrates are not for America. They have their own agenda and that is to destroy America & fill their pockets with some more foreign money. President Trump is destroying their swamp & they are scared. The Trump supporters were filled with Democrates well know Antifa & BLM matters to invade the capital in protest to blame Trump. They had all this planned & it worked out well for them. God will take care of them at the Pearly Gate.

    1. What makes you think they are gonna make it to the perlie gates. I think they might just make it to the pits of the demons they support.

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  3. First of all , I have proof I sent it to he Chicago FBI director president trump did not tell those rioters to destroy the Capitol , it was Black lives matter, there is even a photo of the guy who started it, was there, they are just trying to blame trump because they want the White for power Democrats are disgraceful . I have a copy of the email, you see Black Live Matter sent Joe Biden a message after the election ( I read the emailed message ) they told Joe Biden ” We voted for you now we want something in return ” well he probably did not give them anything so they went to he capitol to riot , & the Democrats blamed D.J. Trump . my opinion is the Democrats are on the same level as black lives matter . they have stooped so low , it is scandalous, & big tech look just as bad in thy eyes of the American public .

    1. The FBI has been undermining and treasonous from when Trump was campaiging the FBI and DOJ and CIA don’t give a rip about truth, they are the commie protection agency Don’t count on fbi or doj to do anything but lie and promote communist

    2. God bless you. But I fear it will not be read or fall on deaf ears. The demonrats are determined to get Bejing Biden in office no matter what.

  4. Everyone said it was the Democrats and Antifa it was to easy for the Democrats not to set it up and they think the American people are so dumb to their plans well we’re not evil will back fire on them God see’s all…..

  5. To think that this could’ve been ALL avoided had the Democrats supported the decision of the 2016 election results as when Obama was elected in 2008 and 2014!

  6. Even if they come crawling back I will not vote for them….once a Traitor always a TRAITOR!

    GOD Bless our PRESIDENT Trump!

  7. Anybody who watched it in real time knew who it was. Back packs , climbing gear, most of that type weren’t even trying to disguise themselves……that day, some of our Reps & Senators were saying it was reported some of Antifa….well, we all know that here. Now, let me see………Trump has a chance to have some evidence heard in those proceedings, whether Pence was going to let those States go back & correct the certifications they’d been hoodwinked on or not. So, a nice huge rally, no violence or even rowdy really as usual & told to go down peacefully & support what was going on basically….then….? Trump supporters would do something to destroy that? Trump supporters, like me, do not wear weird outfits, just hats & stuff like that & flags…back pack, please….what would that be for? Some have been identified, we saw our people inside & out point them out. Censorship by media created the opportunity for all of this. We’d have never had Obama without an uncurious Press. Best President ever. Commie takeover is what this is, we can beat it if we don’t lay down.

  8. Someone’s Not doing their job! Up Hold the Law’s. Treason for Corruption. Mr. Trump will always be my President.

  9. I will not give one dollar to any Republicans that went against Donald Trump. My money will go to him when he runs again.

    1. I agree – every request I get now I send a message that i don’t support gop or republicans – find your money elsewhere – Trump only and hopefully a new party

  10. Trump is so right. 2022 election will the ones who went against will not be voted back in. Unless they cheat.
    What has become of the democrat party. So ugly corrupt people….

  11. Yes I believe the same. It’s just to quite there are even people that voted for Biden believes there is something big is going to happen like a major sweep.

    1. 1. Rep Dan Newhouse of Washington
      2. Rep John Katko of New York
      3. Rep Jaime Herrera Buetler of
      Washington
      4. Rep Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
      5. Rep Fred Upton of Michigan
      6. Rep Liz Cheney of Wyoming
      7. Rep Peter Meijer of Michigan
      8. Rep Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
      9. Rep Tom Rice of South Carolina
      10. Rep David Valadao of California

  12. recall them all. I would support extraordinary activity to re-instate Trump and get rid of the bad guys

  13. Impeach Joe AFTER ?????!!!!! Get rid of him BEFORE he is sworn into office It,s tooooo late then !!!! Also harris will NOT be vp. GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP!! HE was the best president that this USA has ever had, and HE did sooo much more in these last few years—–while the Dam’s put him through HELL. They took him from the people that voted him in for another 4 years. WE the majorty of the people want PRESIDENT TRUMP and NOT touchy creepy ped. bitehim. WE WANT NO COMMIE country !!!!!!!! We love you trump!!!!! WE WILL be there for you when you call upon us again !!

  14. The democrats and the media have been after Trump during the last 4 years, trying to take him down. But in spite of all the negative things that he had to face President Trump did a lot more for our country than any other president I can remember. Moving forward the country will see a lot of decline in economy that will hurt everyone not just the democrats.

  15. Liz Cheney is NOT a Republican!! No Republican would support our President being impeached. I think there should be a major recall of so-called Republicans!!

  16. I agree with this quote “First of all , I have proof I sent it to he Chicago FBI director president trump did not tell those rioters to destroy the Capitol , it was Black lives matter, there is even a photo of the guy who started it, was there, they are just trying to blame trump because they want the White for power Democrats are disgraceful . I have a copy of the email, you see Black Live Matter sent Joe Biden a message after the election ( I read the emailed message ) they told Joe Biden ” We voted for you now we want something in return ” well he probably did not give them anything so they went to he capitol to riot , & the Democrats blamed D.J. Trump . my opinion is the Democrats are on the same level as black lives matter . they have stooped so low , it is scandalous, & big tech look just as bad in thy eyes of the American public “. No true Trump supporters would violate what he stands for. The Democrats just hate Trump and will do anything to discredit him because he is a threat to them and not a politician. God bless America and let’s make America Great Again!

  17. What makes these 10 Republicans plus Mitch think their decision to impeach the President could hurt them? IT ALREADY HAS YOU FOOLS, you are trying to get rid of the only person holding your party together! With Trump gone & your trying to impeach him put you all out of a job very soon!

  18. Of course! All states Trump called them out on their problems and wring doings! They should all lose their rights to be in the republican party! They are traitors!!!!!

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