If this was just one poll, it might have been a curiosity, but it’s not. The latest Emerson national poll shows a surprising bounce-back for Donald Trump, both in popularity and in competitive position, from a month earlier. Voter support has dropped for impeachment in that period, while Trump now leads most Democrats in national head-to-head polling — an unusual outcome in polling this year, although Trump does much better in swing-state surveys.
It’s not for a lack of engagement, either. The hearings are attracting a following of sorts, with 69% of voters describing themselves as watching or following the events. It’s just that Adam Schiff doesn’t appear to have made the sale as his public hearings concluded, especially among independents:
A new Emerson poll finds President Trump’s approval has increased in the last month with 48% approval and 47% disapproval, a bounce from 43% approval in the last Emerson National poll in October. Support for impeachment has flipped since October from 48% support with 44% opposing to now 45% opposed and 43% in support. The biggest swing is among Independents, who oppose impeachment now 49% to 34%, which is a reversal from October where they supported impeachment 48% to 39%.