Report: Trump’s approval rating continues to climb as more Americans tune out impeachment

As predicted, President Donald Trump’s impeachment is turning out to be a huge disaster for Democrats.

In an op-ed published Saturday, Breitbart’s Joe Nolte boasted that Trump’s approval rating is on the rise; meanwhile, fewer and fewer Americans are tuning in to watch the impeachment proceedings. 

“Americans are tuning out the impeachment hearings in droves, while President Trump’s job approval rating hits all new highs,” Nolte wrote Saturday.

The American people, it seems, have had enough.

Not interested

Nolte cited TV Newser in reporting that “a total of 7.83 million [viewers] tuned in” to watch Thursday’s impeachment proceedings in the Senate, “a drop of 12[%] from Wednesday and 29[%] from Tuesday, which was opening day.”

Those three days saw the House’s impeachment managers, led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), present their case for President Trump’s removal. But despite the fact that this is only the third impeachment in U.S. history, Americans just weren’t interested — at least according to the ratings.

Indeed, according to Nolte, 71% of the public watched former President Richard Nixon’s impeachment hearings, while just 33% are watching Trump’s.

And if that’s not enough evidence to prove Americans are just not into impeachment, Nolte says to just look at the Senate spectator gallery. Nolte cites a New York Post article that reported the “gallery was at least half-empty throughout the first week of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.”

A win for Trump

But while most Americans may not be following along on TV, it’s no secret what’s going on in Washington — and even still, President Trump’s approval numbers seem to be on the up-and-up.

“Trump’s job approval rating just hit a new high in, of all places, a far-left Washington Post poll,” Nolte wrote Saturday. That unlikely poll found that 44% of registered voters approve of Trump’s job performance, while 51% disapprove.

And the good news doesn’t stop there. Nolte goes on to cite numerous polls that show a majority of Americans are against removing Trump from office, and an even stronger majority of Americans support the president’s economic successes, according to Gallup.

With all of this in mind, President Trump might just be hoping that this impeachment saga never ends.

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