Ever since that fateful Tuesday when, within minutes of one another, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony counts, and his former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felony counts, the president’s poll numbers have been in a tailspin.
Last week we reported that Trump’s approval rating now sat at a measly 36%, according to an ABC News poll. Now it appears as if Trump’s staggering drop in the polls are trickling down to congressional Republicans, and that means the President’s impeachment chances are rising dramatically.
According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll released minutes ago, a full 60% of the registered voters surveyed indicate that they would rather see Congress controlled by Democrats than Republicans, in order to put a check on Trump and the GOP. Additional, Democratic House candidates now lead their Republican opponents by 52-38 percent on a generic ballot. This 15 point lead is the largest seen in such a poll since George W. Bush’s second term in office in 2006.
Trump’s approval rating of 36% is the lowest ever recorded prior to a president’s first mid-term election since 1954, and likely indicates that Democrats will pick up dozens of seats within the House.
This isn’t just any year though. This is 2018, and Democrats are out for blood. As multiple investigations continue into the new year and with the President’s behavior already convincing many Democrats that impeachment is warranted, a Democratic majority in the House would mean almost certain impeachment, even if Mueller’s upcoming report doesn’t indicate that the President broke any laws.
More than likely, Democrats will wait for the final report by the special counsel, which most political pundits expect will be sometime prior to the second quarter of 2019, before seeking impeachment. With that said, a Democratic majority in the House could very likely lead to Trump’s impeachment within the next 6-8 months. This is likely why Mr. Trump appears to be attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the prosecution of two GOP Congressmen.