No Interculturalisticman: 60% Do Not Support Impeachment!

In his post

“Why Impeachment Matters” https://medium.com/@interculturalis/why-impeachment-matters-b119d67161c9

Interculturalisticman argued

impeachment matters more now than previously thought. It matters because the 60% making up our democracy says it does.

Where did he get that 60%? The polls show 54% disapproval, not 60%. The approval- disapproval is 48%-52% among likely voters.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/

There is a figure commonky cited that 40% back Trump. What Interculturalisticman appears to have done was to mistakenly equate 40% support for Trump to 60% support for impeachment. It doesn’t work that way.

Interculturalisticman did not look up the actual polling on impeachment. It shows those opposed to impeachment outnumber those who support it.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603408469/npr-pbs-newshour-marist-poll-pushing-impeachment-would-backfire-on-democrats-in

The polls also show Trump’s support among Black Americans has doubled since taking office and is now at 36%. Shocking isn’t it? Seems the polls are saying Black Americans like having more jobs at higher wages and are starting to support Trump in increasing numbers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/08/16/trump-approval-rating-african-americans-rasmussen-poll/1013212002

Impeachment without a showing of high crimes and misdemeanors is an end run around the Constitution and an illegitimate attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election. If the views of Interculturalisticman actually had widespread 60% support and if his political comrades ran a better candidate and had a more appealing platform, then perhaps they could oust Trump legitimately in 2020 in a fair election. For now though, he needs to stop calling for impeachment based on an inaccurate poll statistic he appears to have invented.

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