Voters in Wisconsin, a battleground state President Trump needs in order to win reelection next year, are cooling to the notion of impeachment, according to new polling data.
The Marquette University Law School poll found that while 40 percent of respondents agreed with House Democrats’ push to impeach the president over the Ukraine whistleblower’s claims, a strong majority — 53 percent — did not.
A survey taken and released by the law school last month showed 44 percent of respondents supported impeaching the president while 51 percent did not, meaning the needle is clearly moving in the president’s favor.
Also, the survey, which was released just before the fifth Democratic presidential debate Wednesday, which was held in Atlanta, showed that the incumbent Trump leads all current front-runners for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
If the general election were held today, Trump would beat both former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 3 percentage points, the poll noted.
Trump would also defeat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 5 percentage points and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 8 percentage points, respectively.
Biden, Sanders, and Warren each held small advantages over Trump when the survey was conducted in October, ranging from Biden’s 6 percentage points to Warren’s single percentage point. Buttigieg trailed the president by a smaller margin of 2 percentage points.
Democrats want to rebuild the party’s “blue wall” after GOP candidate Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in the 2016 election, all of which combined to deny Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton an electoral majority.
What’s more, polling experts suspect Wisconsin, which Clinton lost by 0.7 percentage points, or just 23,000 votes, may prove the most difficult to return to the Democratic Party.