You can talk about polls all day long, but we know from experience that polls – particularly national ones – only matter so much. These companies can manipulate their sample sizes six ways to Sunday and come out with just about any result they want to publish. Granted, most pollsters have a vested interest in being the most correct when it comes to surveying public opinion, but bias can easily creep in. Combine that with errors, landline surveys in an era of cell phones, and other problems, and it’s sometimes hard to get a true picture of where America is on any given topic.
All that said, it’s clear from just about every major poll of the last month that Democrats have been losing public support for impeachment by the day. But if you are skeptical of those polls, look at a much more concrete survey of the American population: political fundraising. From that, we see that the Republicans used Impeachment Month to rack up some extraordinary donations, leaving their Democratic counterparts far in the rearview mirror.
If the 2020 election comes down to which party has the biggest war chest, Democrats are in serious trouble.
From Fox Business News:
The Republican National Committee raised more than double what its Democratic counterpart brought in during November, according to new campaign finance disclosures.
Last month, the RNC garnered about $20.1 million, ending the month with $63.2 million cash on hand, filings with the Federal Election Commission show. The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, raised $8.1 million, finishing the month with $8.4 million in cash.
It’s not unusual for the party currently in control of the White House to out-earn the opposition, especially when the challenger’s primary field is so crowded. The GOP also says it has benefited from efforts by Congressional Democrats to remove President Trump from office.
The “baseless impeachment charade has only served to bolster our base and attract more voters to our cause, and the result is another record-breaking fundraising month,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News.
Overall, the RNC has raised $235 million to support Trump’s reelection efforts and boost other Republican candidates in 2020. The DNC has brought in a total of $85.5 million.
That is such a sad disparity that you can hardly even call it a contest. Republicans are absolutely smoking the Democrats when it comes to bringing in money.
Granted, it helps that Republican voters have jobs…