Just how well did the impeachment of Donald Trump over Ukraine-Gate work out for Joe Biden and the Democrats? The latest Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that someone took a lot of damage, but it wasn’t Trump. His approval rating after impeachment actually rose slightly, from 41/55 in late January to 43/54 just after his Senate acquittal. His favorability rating remains in its usual range at 43/53, but he’s ten points better than Nancy Pelosi’s 34/53.
And when it comes to Democrats in general, the numbers aren’t exactly brilliant either. Respondents only give them a 39/48 approval rating for how they handled the impeachment, slightly behind Republicans’ 41/46. Pelosi personally gets a 35/53 on impeachment and Chuck Schumer a 29/43, while Mitch McConnell’s approval of handling the impeachment is 32/44 and Trump’s is 40/51.
The impeachment may not have made Trump look good, but it mainly succeeded in making his opponents look worse. And no one ended up looking worse than the Bidens, as Politico notes in its report: