The partisan way in which impeachment proceedings were run has brought Americans closer to President Trump, suggests Adam Goodman of Fox News. The inability to prove his guilt has made people skeptical of Democrats. The political bias that fueled impeachment has driven people to Trump. Polls have shown that being impeached resulted in his poll numbers going up, not down. While the economy has surged, Democrats have spread division with identity politics. By doing everything possible to undermine Trump, they alienated valuable voters that they should be winning over, particularly in battleground states.
Impeachment has already and is continuing to damage President Trump, asserts Jamelle Bouie of The New York Times. While he maintains that it won’t affect him, his fierce resistance to and criticism of the process showed that it certainly got to him. If he had ever seen it as something ineffective, he would not have tried to stop it so desperately. While Trump probably won’t be removed from office, impeachment is a clear stain on his presidency, one that will hurt his reelection chances. Most Americans agreed with it in the end. Some call this a partisan process, but it has always been, whether in the days of Andrew Johnson or Bill Clinton.