Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters appeared on MSNBC on Monday, and said to host Chris Hayes that ‘70% of women who have been polled said that they want him impeached.’
It’s easy to throw out some statistics and act as though it’s the gospel truth. But is that the truth?
Daily Wire made a research in which they didn’t find any pool suggesting that ‘70% of women’ want President Donald J. Trump impeached.
A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) in October 2017 found that 55 percent of women ‘favored’ impeaching President Trump. 572 registered voters participated in the poll, which had a margin of error of +/- 4.1%.
A Morning ‘Consult/Politico’ survey conducted at the end of March found that 42 percent of women believe Congress ‘should begin impeachment proceedings to remove President Trump from office.’ 74 percent of self-identified women as ‘Democrats’ said the same. 1,997 registered voters participated in the poll, which had a margin of error of +/- 2%. It should be pointed out that 74 percent of Democratic women is not the same as 70 percent of women at large.
A Quinnipiac survey conducted in November 2017 asked their participants: ‘As you may know, President Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, and is currently being sued by one of them in a defamation lawsuit. He has denied all of the accusations. If it is proven true that President Trump sexually harassed this or any other woman, do you think he should be impeached and removed from office or not?’ 65 percent of them responded ‘yes’ to that very specific impeachment question.
A PRRI survey conducted in December 2017 found that ‘women are split over impeachment, with equal numbers supporting (48%) and opposing (48%) it.’
Daily Wire reports, that they called the office of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters multiple times to verify the statistic she stated, and were told that Rykia Dorsey the communications director, was busy. ‘We emailed Dorsey twice on Wednesday, twice on Thursday, and once on Friday, but have received no response.’