President Trump leads all the Democratic primary candidates in Arizona, according to a fresh survey, a resurgence the pollster is crediting to voter dissatisfaction with impeachment.
Trump leads Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Mike Bloomberg in a Dec. 3 to 4 poll of Arizona voters from Predictive Insights, arresting a slide in his standing in the critical 2020 battleground. Mike Noble, the nonpartisan pollster who ran the survey, said the negative reaction to impeachment, a process being driven by House Democrats, has buoyed the president in the state.
“I absolutely believe the impeachment proceedings are having an impact,” Noble told the Washington Examiner on Monday. “The data indicates, at least for here in Arizona, that the Democrats have jumped the shark when it comes to their decision to impeach Trump.”
A November Predictive Insights poll showed that 41% of independents were satisfied with how the president is doing his job, but 46% opposed impeachment and expulsion. Noble said he draws a direct line from the Predictive Insights poll in early November to Trump’s lead over five potential Democratic challengers in the firm’s December survey. He said independents disapproving of Trump’s job performance but also opposing his impeachment is a sign the effort to expel the president from office is a political flop.