A Democratic poll has confirmed that the issues voters think should be most important for Congress to address don't align with what they perceive as Democrats' priorities in Congress.
It's something that party leaders had been suspecting since earlier this year, according to an internal poll conducted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In one glaring example, only one in ten voters see "investigating Trump" as a top priority.
"More moderate Democrats are sounding the alarm after internal polling showed that a vast majority of voters saw the party as having misplaced priorities on impeachment," TheBlaze reported. "[The party is] heading toward a cliff and can't find the brakes."
Numbers show that Democratic leaders' heavy investment in their anti-Trump impeachment campaign – which hasn't relented since he stepped foot in office – is not where their focus should be, according to voters.
"Polling for the Democratic Party found that 54 percent of voters said that Democrats were more focused on impeachment than any other policy," TheBlaze's Carlos Garcia revealed from the poll. "But only 10 percent of voters believed that impeachment should be their focus."
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) shared his fears over the issue with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), which he described while speaking with Politico.
"It's very frustrating for me – someone coming from a district that was one of the districts that helped get us into the majority – having so much focus on things like impeachment or other issues that are divisive," Brindisi told Politico. "We should be focusing on the kitchen table issues."
According to the report from TheBlaze, Brindisi is far from alone in his opinion.
"He claims that other freshman Democrats agree with him that the agenda of the party does not match the voters' concerns, and their internal polling supports that opinion," Garcia noted. "Democrats have also been frustrated by a lack of clarity on just what part of the impeachment process they have begun – or whether they can do so without the full support of the House."
The journalist also suggests an internal frustration within the Democratic Party, as it cannot justify the disproportionate amount of time it is spending in its effort to impeach President Donald Trump.
"Pelosi manifested that frustration when she snapped at reporters during a briefing and then stormed off angrily when they kept asking her to clarify the Democratic position on impeachment," Garcia added.
Don't get the hint
Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh shined his light on the Democratic Party's problem.
"Ninety percent think the Democrats are way off and on the wrong track, [and] this is why they're gonna be hitting the panic button – not just because of what it says on the surface, but why are they doing this impeachment business?" Limbaugh posed on his radio program. "There are two reasons. It's actually a combination of two."
Unbridled contempt for Trump and empty, broken promises are to blame for the Democrats' problems, according to Limbaugh.
"One is that many of these Democrats are as crazy – they are as poisoned with hatred as that faceless blob that makes up their base," Limbaugh explained. "Their Twitterverse of anonymous – nobody knows who they are radical, insane, angry, outraged liberals. They're ticked off they've been lied to. They've been promised that Trump was gonna be sent packing. They've been promised that Trump colluded. They've been promised that Hillary really won."
Even though Democrats have assured the American public that they would oust the president, nothing has come to fruition in the nearly three years since they began their efforts to remove Trump from the White House.
"They've been promised that Trump was gonna be impeached … go to jail … and be revealed as a traitor," Limbaugh recounted. "All of this stuff – MSNBC, The New York Times, CNBC, MSNBC, the Washington Post – all of the experts and unnamed sources in all these places promised them."
He said all has been in vain – with absolutely nothing to show for their efforts. "None of it has happened! Trump is still there! Trump is still president! He's in California raising money!" the vocal conservative pundit exclaimed.
And it's driving Democrats crazy and antsy, he says.
"They're beside themselves – they are telling the Democrats, 'You better do what you said you were gonna do. You better get rid of this guy," he continued. "So the Democrats – Nadler and this crew – are listening to this base. They think … that their base is a majority of people in this country."
Limbaugh argued that Democrats have been able to keep doing what they're doing because they've sold the public on the story that half of America is also demanding Trump's removal.
"This is the delusion in which they live – they believe over half the country wants Trump gone and has ever since Trump won," the 68-year-old conservative commentator stressed. "Now their own internal polling shows that 90 percent of the American people think the Democrats are going down the wrong road … and 54 percent think the Democrats are more focused on impeachment than anything, including climate change."
He says Democrats are merely spinning their tires and going nowhere, and getting nervous when confronted on their lack of progress and direction.
"Democrats have also been frustrated by a lack of clarity on just what part of the impeachment process they have begun," Limbaugh contended. "They haven't even really begun – they just want everybody to think so, and part of that was bringing Lewandowski in [this week]. And they were gonna score big time – they were gonna embarrass and humiliate Lewandowski."
Lewandowski, he argues, just let more steam out of their impeachment scheme.
"Lewandowski was gonna open a doorway to help them get to Trump, and Lewandowski smoked them by acting so dispassionate, so disinterested," Limbaugh recounted. "The last thing Lewandowski was was intimidated by any of them. So now the Democrats and the media are ripping the Democrats on Capitol Hill to shreds for being incompetent."
He indicated Democrats and the mainstream media show they have not learned their lesson as they ramp up efforts to oust U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after failing to oust him during his confirmation hearings.
"Now, there's another factor here," Limbaugh reminded. "And we see that factor in this really embarrassing destructive effort by The New York Times to get rid of Kavanaugh."