If you have watched CNN or MSNBC over the last few weeks, you know that their coverage has been non-stop impeachment mania. Each new supposed “bombshell” brings giddy anticipation of the end for Trump.

Average Americans are more concerned about the economy, jobs, and the security of their families. They also know that the media cares much more about the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry than they do, according to a new poll.

Unsurprisingly, the findings fall along party lines.

Tess Bonn writes at The Hill:

Poll: Plurality of voters say media coverage of impeachment inquiry is biased

A plurality of voters say that the media’s coverage of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump is biased, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Thursday.

Forty-six percent of Americans said the media’s coverage of the ongoing probe was biased against Trump, compared to 12 percent who thought coverage was actually biased in favor of the president.

A significant portion, 42 percent, said that media coverage wasn’t biased one way or the other.

The results were largely split along party lines: 67 percent of Republicans said Trump is being treated unfairly by the media’s coverage of impeachment, while just 27 percent of Democrats agreed with that sentiment.

Fifty percent of independents sided with Republicans, saying the media wasn’t treating Trump fairly in their coverage of the probe.

Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist points to another, related report in Vanity Fair:

Here’s an excerpt from the Vanity Fair piece by Ken Stern. Emphasis is mine:

Alas, for the Democrats, the promising numbers of late October and early November rapidly dissipated, and polling numbers have reverted to a level more consistent with long-term opinions on President Trump. In the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, released on November 19, Independents opposed impeachment and removal from office 46% to 39%, a number close to the rolling averages of the last few weeks. It is notable that the poll was fielded after the first public impeachment hearings…

To understand the relative lack of enthusiasm among Independents for impeachment, I took a close look at data from the most recent Politico/Morning Consult tracking poll, a poll in which the Hive had the opportunity to propose questions focused on Independents and their views. The data, along with supplementary interviews, illustrates an electorate that believes the impeachment inquiry is connected to the priorities of politicians and the media—not of ordinary voters—and an electorate confused and dispirited by the nonstop parade of Washington scandals.

This compilation video of people in media predicting the end of Trump for months provides a perfect explanation for the public’s lack of interest:

This one is even more recent:

They just can’t help themselves.

 
 
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