Gauging the preferences of independent voters
By Former Gov. Scott Walker
While Democrats and many in the media (often indistinguishable) seem obsessed with national polls the real clues to the outcome of the 2020 Elections can be seen in some recent polling done in swing states and some swing Congressional Districts. Ironically the liberals obsession with impeachment could actually cost them a shot at winning back the Senate protecting the House and defeating the president.
Voters particularly independents are growing increasingly weary of partisan impeachment hearings. Every day House Democrats focus on scoring political points is an opportunity lost for them to connect with the voters on real issues.
House Democrats are so blinded by hate and money that they ignored the early warning signs showing their highly partisan impeachment scheme would be such a loser with the voters.
Sure their base loves it but independent voters in key swing states are turned off and Republican voters have finally woke up.
President Donald Trump defeats every Democrat in the latest polling by Firehouse Strategies/Optimus in the battleground states of Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The president won by an average of 6 in hypothetical match-ups against all current Democratic candidates.
It also showed that a majority of likely 2020 voters surveyed do not support impeaching and removing the president from office.
Even The Washington Post acknowledged that polls in the battleground states show support for impeaching the president is lower there than in national polls. They looked at polls in:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- and Wisconsin and they found that on average
- 51 of those surveyed opposed impeachment while 44 supported it.
- 43 oppose impeachment in national polls while 47 support it.
These polls are consistent with the one Marquette University Law School conducted in Wisconsin last month where President Trump has now pulled ahead of the major Democrat contenders in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups. The poll showed that 79 of voters who responded thought the economy got better or stayed the same over the past year vs. just 18 who thought it got worse.
This feeling should only continue to grow as new job numbers from the Labor Department last week showed 266000 new jobs were created in November far better than the 187000 economists had expected. The national unemployment rate ticked back down to 3.5 the lowest unemployment rate since December 1969.
Plus average hourly earnings rose by 3.1 from a year ago which is slightly above expectations. If you look for good signs of a strong economy they are everywhere.
And now after a year of House Democrats sitting on the trade deal between the United States Mexico & Canada (the USMCA) the benefits to manufacturing workers family farmers and the nations economy as a whole is going to be tremendous. Workers in those sectors have been eagerly awaiting this deal before they could move forward to expand their trade with our North American neighbors. Canada and Mexico are the two largest trading partners with my home state of Wisconsin (a key swing state) as they are with many other states.
The trade deal between the U.S. Mexico & Canada (the USMCA) is a huge win for Mr. Trump and most importantly for the American people.
If the presidents re-election campaign focuses on his work to strengthen the economy and on the results that are improving the lives of the every-day working American this will stand in stark contrast to the lefts obsession with impeachment. His ads should focus on how Mr. Trump has and is fighting for the American people and how hes winning! This compares to the Democrats who are stuck fighting over a rigged impeachment process.
Most independents can see the impeachment effort and process for what it really is: A cynical attempt to cover up their shameful waste of time and money on a partisan witch hunt.
Liberals have not been able to control themselves and in the end it will turn off the majority of independent voters and motivate the Republican base for 2020.
While independent voters may not always approve of the presidents style they do prefer getting things done over the Do-Nothing Democrats.
Scott Walker was the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Follow him @ScottWalker.