IN­DE­PEN­DENTS WARM TO TRUMP

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“A new IBD-TIPP poll shows Pres­i­dent Trump has gained sig­nif­i­cant ground with in­de­pen­dent vot­ers in head-to-head matchups with the Demo­crat Party fron­trun­ners for pres­i­dent,” writes Matt Mar­go­lis, a con­trib­u­tor to PJ Media.

Former Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den, for in­stance, leads Trump by just on per­cent­age point among in­de­pen­dents, down from Mr. Bi­den’s 18 per­cent­age point lead in Septem­ber. Against Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren, 49% of in­de­pen­dents backed Mr. Trump, 43% fa­vored the Mas­sachusetts Demo­crat. Against Sen. Bernie San­ders, Mr. Trump drew 48% sup­port from in­de­pen­dents, Mr. San­ders 44 per­cent, down from a pre­vi­ous nine per­cent­age point lead.

“What caused such a dra­matic swing in Trump’s fa­vor with in­de­pen­dents? Is it a co­in­ci­dence that this poll was con­ducted af­ter Nancy Pelosi for­mally launched an im­peach­ment in­quiry into Pres­i­dent Trump? Not to me,” com­ments Mr. Mar­go­lis. “Im­peach­ment is not ex­actly pop­u­lar amongst vot­ers, and only a mi­nor­ity of in­de­pen­dents sup­port it. Many on the right have warned Democrats that im­peach­ment fever will only ben­e­fit Trump in the long run — and they ap­pear to be proven right by this poll.”

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