Then-candidate Donald Trump swept up key battleground states on election night in 2016 and appears to be in a good position to do it again.
The survey by two Republican public affairs firms, Firehouse Strategies and Optimus, show Trump ahead of his potential Democratic rivals in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
None other than liberal news outlet Newsweek reported on the survey that shows Trump’s “significant margins” that predict he will defeat current frontrunner Joe Biden by five points in Michigan. While that appears to be a narrow win by some, Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 by .23 percent in a 47-47 finish.
In polling numbers from Wisconsin, Trump is predicted to defeat Biden by nine points and all other potential challengers by double digits, Newsweek reported.
In other polling, Trump defeats Sen. Bernie Sanders by 10 points in Pennsylvania and Sen. Elizabeth Warren by seven points, where Trump narrowly defeated Clinton 48-47 percent.
Reacting to the poll numbers on his “Washington Watch” radio program, Tony Perkins said Democrats’ impeachment push appears to be failing in the Rust Belt.
"These attacks on the president,” Perkins told listeners, “this effort to remove him from office, which began on day one, which has now culminated in this evidence-less impeachment effort, appears to be backfiring.”
Reacting to the poll numbers on the program, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) agreed that impeachment is backfiring and said voters in key battleground states seem to agree.
“This ought to send shivers up the spines of every Democrat in the House and the Senate,” the lawmaker said, “and especially those Democrat candidates.”
News website Politico reported Tuesday that some House Democrats are floating the “longshot idea” of censuring President Trump and abandon the impeachment effort, which is now moving forward with a full House vote expected next week.
The worried lawmakers, who represent districts Trump won in 2016, “huddled” on Monday to push for censure, the story stated.
The announcement of two articles of impeachment came the next day, however.
Loudermilk suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is aware impeachment is backfiring on her party, which is why she spoke glowingly about the USMCA trade deal only minutes after announcing two articles of impeachment.
“Because they've seen the handwriting on the wall,” the Republican surmised. “Now they want to get something done, and inevitably she's going to try to take credit for USMCA which is something the president has done, and she has done nothing but obstruct it up until this point."
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