Poll finds that voters are likely to hold accountable Republicans in Congress who support the current impeachment effort

It appears that the congressional Republicans who vote to impeach and convict the president won’t be hurting Donald Trump but themselves.

A new poll indicates that Republican voters in battleground states are overwhelmingly less likely to vote in the future for any member of Congress who supports the Democrat-led effort to impeach President Trump. 

The poll was conducted by John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates on January 10 and 11, which was after the riot that occurred at the Capitol building on January 6. The poll specifically focused on Republican voters in the battleground states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. All-in-all, about 800 voters were surveyed.

What the pollster found was that 80 percent of pro-Trump voters and 76 percent of Republicans, in general, were less likely to vote for a congressman or congresswoman who votes to impeach President Trump.

That’s something to keep in mind

On Wednesday, the Democrat-led House of Representatives did go ahead and impeach President Trump, accusing him of inciting the violence that took place at the Capitol on January 6. The specific article of impeachment was “incitement of insurrection.”

The vote was 232 to 197. In total, 10 House Republicans voted to impeach. This includes Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Anthony Gonzales (R-OH), Jamie Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), John Katko (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Tom Rice (R-SC), Fred Upton (R-MI), and David Valadao (R-CA).

Cheney in particular, given her high rank in the House, has been criticized for the move. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has even called for Cheney to resign, and, if she doesn’t, he is calling for her to be removed from her position on the House GOP Conference.

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has also been criticized for expressing his belief that President Trump “bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters.” McCarthy, however, voted not to impeach.

Looking forward

Next up will be the Senate trial, which will not take place until either January 20 or 21. It does not appear likely that Senate Democrats will get enough Republican support to convict President Trump. So far, only Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Susan Collins (R-ME) have indicated that they might vote to convict.

Voters will be especially keeping an eye on Republican leadership in the Senate. Although Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and others have come out against impeachment, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been ambiguous at best.

McConnell on Wednesday sent around a note to his fellow Senate Republicans in which he said that he has not “made a final decision” on whether to vote to convict President Trump. This came after a New York Times report in which associates of McConnell apparently told the outlet that McConnell believes that President Trump did commit impeachable offenses and that McConnell is pleased that the Democrats are moving forward with impeachment.

If the McLaughlin poll is correct, then the days in Congress of Republicans who don’t fight against this sham impeachment could be numbered.

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  1. hey all the conservative republicans need to start to clean house. The voters, 74 million that voted for trump are not going to roll over and play dead. Just like elections have consequences so do those republicans that have stabbed trump in the back. I hope the voters will come out in force in 2022 and clean house for these jerks.

    1. Leo Terrell put out on twitter “he is looking for someone from WY that will replace Liz Cheney”. I couldn’t agree more. Liz has hated Trump from the beginning because Liz Cheney is for was and Trump is for peace. There is big money in war. The whole Cheney family have made money from wars. I wonder how much she makes on 1 dead American soldier. I twitted that to her. She needs to go.

    2. Republicans won’t have to worry about the votes they should worry about the dominion machines because they will do all the voting for demoRats just like 2020 and steal every election office for them selves, no republican will ever be elected again.

        1. I’ve added all those you suggested to my list. My list is growing. I’ve got Graham, Rounds, Maijer, Valadas, Tom Rice, A. Gonzalez, Jonn Katko, Fred Upton, Adam Kinzinger, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Liz Cheney, Mitch McConnell, Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Mad Maxine Waters, and Mitt Romney on my list of people NOT to vote for! Oh, don’t forget the squad: AOC, Omar, the gal from Wisconsin and one other.

      1. Pretty sad the President went to bat for Mitch and I know I voted for Mitch because Trump asked us to. He is no better then Amy McGrath would of been.

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  3. Hope all conservatives clean house in 2022, we cannot let this slide. HOPEFULLY we won”t have rigged machines but the las 6-8 voting times you had democrats messing with votes, people voting 2 times, dead people voting, rigged machines HOW CAN WE EVER TRUST THE SYSTEM???????????

    1. I agree..after what happened in the general election for President, I didn’t trust that the Senate run-off was going to be fair..sad times for our Country:(

      1. I wish Purdue had won but I am glad Loeffler didn’t she stood up there and looked at the people of GA and lied straight to the face. My sister said she didn’t even bother voting in GA for the runoff because she learned that her vote meant nothing and nothing was going to change. I bet that is the feeling alot of patriots have.

    2. How many of our leaders stood with the President and fought to an audit and then on 1/6 we saw who the patriots really were. I like the new freshman’s who have come in, they are Trump supporters and they are fighters. They have a back bone and they are sick and tired of the back stabbing politicians. I have listened to the new ones and they are bold. One of them said Biden needs to be impeached and she is going to be writing up articles of impeachment, the day after the inauguration. She isn’t playing games.

  4. Republican who sided with the Democrats. And I will remind every state when they are up for reelection who they wereNora says:

    I have every name of the Republican who sided with the Democrats. And I will remind every state when they are up for reelection who they were

  5. Awfully late to be ready to rid us of the turncoats who aren’t man enough to stand up for our president! they forget he didn’t become president because of them but because of people like myself who voted him in! Thee crazies out there also don’t remember what voting can/cannot do!1 Please God, they will find out!

  6. All these GOP senators need to be primaries…CAN’t vote for a Democrat no matter what. As with Nixon. Better the devil we know than the one we don’t know.

  7. Jody Hice and any other Republican from Ga. who rescinded their objection to the Electoral College votes will be Primaried too.

  8. I will keep a list of those RINOS that voted for impeachment and would never
    support them in any way. Next time would vote for a monkey instead. I also will not give any money to the RNC only the people that are true patriots.

  9. It is shameful and unbelievable how Republicans have treated President Trump. It goes to prove the saying that ” It is impossible to trust anyone.” You can only trust God, through His Son Jesus Christ. If the Republicans can learn anything from the Democrats, it is how to stick together.

  10. I’m for most of the opinions in these responses, except for Graham. He stood up and spoke the truth, Biden/Harris won the election. He didn’t say “fair and square”, he saw a losing battle and stopped the bloodshed. I give him credit for his courage in the face of adversity. He is a wise man and I think we all will see him as so in the coming months. The rest of the Rhinos well step on their own tail sooner than later. Liz Cheney is just like her father, a loser and definitely not a team player, next to Romney the biggest loser of all. In Romney’s speech, he said he knows how it hurts to lose, notice he did not say he got over it! It was a stupid statement and shows he is not over losing “twice”.

  11. These soon to be former Congressman and Congresswomen, will be VOTED out, it just shows how weak these people are and do not Support President Trump and the American people, therefore it’s time to show them the DOOR, and anyone else who feels that MAGA is not in their best interest

  12. Term limits for all. Most of those people have been in office their entire life, time for them to be gone! One four year term, then they can’t run again. They would perhaps do what they are elected to do, represent the people who vote for them.

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