Many polls have shown President Donald Trump losing Michigan in hypothetical match-ups against Democratic rivals Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. That includes the last quarterly poll of Midwestern battlegrounds by Republican firm Firehouse Strategies and Optimus.
But the most recent Firehouse/Optimus survey, conducted from Dec. 3-5, shows Trump now leading his top rivals, with additional responses that suggest he may be aided by the impeachment proceedings. The poll, which has a general margin of error of +/- 4.3 percent, shows Trump leading Biden 46-41, Sanders 48-42 and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren 47-38.
A similar pattern is playing out in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, writes Firehouse, who sees impeachment at the heart of it.
In each of these battleground states, we find that a majority of likely 2020 voters do not support the impeachment and removal of President Trump from office. Impeachment and removal is opposed by 50.8% of voters in Michigan ... Non-partisan voters in Michigan (70%) ... oppose impeachment and removal.
When asked about whether congressional Democrats should be spending their time impeaching Trump or focusing on policy issues, [59.4% of voters surveyed in Michigan] choose “focus on policy issues”