On Saturday, NBC’s Today show actually devoted an entire report to how voters in key swing states were suffering from “impeachment fatigue.” The segment highlighted “concerned” Democrats fearing the attempted removal of President Trump from office was “overshadowing” the 2020 campaign, while Republicans were found to be more energized heading into the election.
Traveling from one county to another in Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio over past few months, correspondent Dasha Burns witnessed voters becoming increasingly worn out and uninterested in the latest impeachment developments. “But as the hearings carried on, concerns set in even for Democratic voters,” she observed. One Democrat in Michigan told her: “I think it’s going to impact the Democratic primary more than it’s going to end up ever removing Trump from office.”
Talking to another Democratic voter in Dubuque County, Iowa, Burns wondered: “Are you concerned that all the attention surrounding the impeachment inquiry is overshadowing other issues?” The unidentified man replied: “I think that that’s what people are unfortunately paying attention to, is they think that the entire Congress is paralyzed.”
She asked of another liberal voter: “Do you think that this process is changing anyone’s mind?” He confessed: “No, I don’t think so.”