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Top Judiciary Democrat Dismisses Polls Showing Declining Impeachment Support

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said he isnt worried about polls showing declining support for the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry.

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked Jeffries to respond to a poll that found support for impeachment dropped to 48 percent.

“Democrats have been making your best case to the public for two months now, you just finished 30 hours of public hearings and the public apparently isnt buying it,” Wallace said. He noted that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) previously said the House would seek impeachment with bipartisan support.

“Our job is to follow the facts, apply the law, be guided by the U.S. constitution and present the truth to the American people no matter where it leads, because no one is above the law,” Jeffries told Fox. “Thats what we have been doing, thats what we are doing, thats what were going to continue to do moving forward.”

Jeffries said that other polls have found higher support for impeaching President Donald Trump.

However, one poll in Wisconsin, considered a key swing state in 2020, showed that support for impeachment has dropped.

The Marquette University Law School Poll found that 40 percent of Wisconsin voters believe the president should be impeached and removed by the Senate, while about 53 percent disagree, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“Republicans have moved 2 or 3 or 4 points in the presidents direction, whether its on vote preference or support for him over impeachment,” Marquette Poll director Charles Franklin said. “Democrats have become just a little bit, again 2, 3, 4 points less opposed to the president whether its on impeachment or on vote” preference.

Members of the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) have 24 hours to view a draft report on the impeachment probe before a vote will be held on Tuesday night, reported Politico on Saturday.

If the draft is approved on Monday, which is expected if members vote along party lines, it will proceed to the House Judiciary Committee. That committee is Read More – Source

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