Polls: Trump Now Leading Top Dems in 2020 Race, Most Americans Oppose Impeachment, Trump Approval Hits High

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

As we reported yesterday, support for impeachment is officially underwater, according to Real Clear Politics.

Now, there’s even more good news.

That despite the Democratic effort to impeach President Donald Trump (and maybe in some measure, because of it), Trump is now leading his Democratic opponents in the 2020 race, according to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll

The national survey, taken as the House of Representatives planned an impeachment vote and the Senate a trial, showed Trump defeating former Vice President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 5 points, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 8 points.

In hypothetical head-to-head contests, Trump also led South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 10 points and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg by 9.

Jason Mayo, 42, a truck driver and reliable Republican voter from Greenville, North Carolina, summed it up. “My 401(k) is doing better than it’s ever done,” Mayo said. “That’s the truth.” He predicted Trump would beat impeachment and win re-election hands down.

The USA poll also found “in the wake of combative impeachment hearings, those surveyed oppose by 51%-45% a Senate vote to convict Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.”

As the Daily Wire notes, new poll from Quinnipiac University, which is generally very negative when it comes to Trump, had shown a jump in his approval to 43 percent which was lower that most other polls.

The Quinnipiac poll found that voters are overwhelmingly thrilled about the Trump economy:

Registered voters are feeling more positive about the economy than at any time in the last 18 years, as nearly three quarters, 73 percent, describe the economy as either excellent or good, while only a quarter, 25 percent, say not so good or poor. The 73 percent of voters who say that the economy is excellent or good breaks down into 26 percent who say it is excellent, which is a new high, and 47 percent who say it is good. Breaking down the negative side, 19 percent of voters say the economy is not so good, while only 6 percent say poor.

Quinnipiac pointed to the 50-year low unemployment rate, plus the record high stock market giving voters great optimism about the economy and happiness about their own financial outlook.

That has to send red flags to Democrats.

But all Democrats are offering is impeachment. Not anything that will better anyone’s life.

Once again showing that old adage, “it’s the economy stupid,” it’s the pocketbook issues that count and Trump is delivering on that, big time.