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Democrats pursue the impeachment process against President Trump in the hope that it will damage him. They may have the votes in the House to impeach him. But they know they don’t have the votes in the Senate to remove him. The end of the months of public turmoil and the millions of dollars spent will be an acquittal.
So why bother? To damage his credibility and reputation. Especially with key voters. The Democrats hope that impeachment hearings will convince moderates who might vote for him not to do that.
So far it doesn’t appear to be working.
The New York Times is reporting that swing voters who voted for Trump in 2016 but sided with Democrats in 2018 plan to vote for Trump next year. A full two-thirds of these voters in battleground states plan to support him. Additionally, Trump is doing just as well or better in the six battleground states that gave him his victory in 2016. His support among minorities is increasing.
Many of the voters the Times interviewed said they intend to support him because the economy’s booming. If the economy is doing well, a president almost always gets reelected. ….