Nancy Pelosi’s strategy of letting Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell twist in the wind appears to be working.
Public support for Donald Trump‘s removal from office is the highest it has ever been, according to a new poll.
Fifty-five per cent of those asked said they were in favour of the US president’s conviction by the Senate, a figure which has shot up from 48 per cent the week before.
Meanwhile, the number of people against Mr Trump’s removal has dropped to an all-time low, according to the MSN poll.
The gap between the two views has become much wider since last week, when there was little to divide them (48 per cent in favour of Mr Trump’s removal, 47 per cent against).
The percentage of respondents who neither supported nor opposed conviction also grew.
David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research, said the numbers of people shifting from opposition to removal to “don’t know” was significant. “When you follow polling daily, you learn people rarely make big jumps from Opposition to Support,” he said.
“This polling is a clear sign that [the] Republican policy of complete obstruction is not selling well to [the] voting public.”
The number that really matters is 67. That’s the percentage of senators who need to vote to convict Donald Trump in order for him to be removed from office. But 55 percent is not too shabby for the moment, and the trend is heading in the right direction.
If things continue moving this way, eventually we’ll see some Republicans senators start to object to McConnell’s no-witness strategy. And if that wall crumbles, anything is possible.