Impeachment, tax talk hurting Dems in midterms?

Monday, April 23, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

voting in New EnglandA political analyst and former Republican leader agrees with a recent survey that shows the question of impeachment could play a key role in how people vote in the Midterm elections.

A new Marist poll released last week showed that 47 percent of the surveyed voters said they would vote against a candidate who wants to impeach President Donald Trump – compared to 42 percent who would vote for someone who favors impeachment. Ten percent of respondents were undecided.

Tom Pauken – a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas – contends that impeachment is one of two issues the Democrats are running on that could actually work against them.

"Many of them are running on impeaching Donald Trump, which I don't think most American people want,” the conservative Texan politician stressed.

He also brought up the major issue of taxes.

“And, secondly, they're running on repealing the tax cut,” Pauken added. “And I – as a Republican – would campaign against them, saying, ‘What … you want to raise your taxes again? … And you want to see a big commotion – a fight over impeaching Trump?’ I think those two issues will work against the Democrats."

Pauken then warned that many appearing to blur party lines are actually true blue at heart.

“[Democratic congressional candidates will run as moderates] even though they are leftists and avoid talking about impeachment and avoid talking about raising taxes again," the congressman pointed out.

Pauken also believes that a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives could pave the way for a GOP comeback in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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