House Speaker Nancy Pelosi really stepped in it this time.
The Democrats locked arms and jumped into an impeachment witch hunt without carefully considering all the consequences.
And Nancy Pelosi began shaking like a leaf when she held these poll results in her hand.
30 House Democrats represent districts that Donald Trump carried in 2016.
Pundits speculate that voting for impeachment could end their careers.
Rumor became fact when the Trump campaign released internal polling that showed in those 30 Trump districts, voters opposed impeachment by a 53 to 43 percent margin and supported electing a new member of Congress 47 percent to 36 percent.
The Washington Times reports:
The Trump campaign released internal polling Tuesday showing that impeachment is “seriously endangering” all 30 House Democrats in districts won by President Trump in 2016.
The polling shows that, on average, voters in these districts oppose impeachment by 10 percentage points, 53% to 43%. And voting for impeachment would make voters more likely to reject those Democrats.
The findings were released a day before the House plans to vote on two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstructing Congress. Several of these vulnerable Democrats have already announced their intention to vote to impeach Mr. Trump.
“These Democrats already knew they were in trouble before the sham impeachment, but now they are in serious jeopardy,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. “By moving forward with her political theater of impeachment, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi has accomplished two things: she has energized the president’s supporters and walked her entire majority caucus off the plank.”
Republicans don’t need to flip any districts beyond those 30 to win back a majority in the House.
And by marching her troops into this impeachment debacle, Nancy Pelosi handed Donald Trump and the Republicans a political gift.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.