INDEPENDENTS WARM TO TRUMP
“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.”