Ever since impeachment began in response to President Donald Trump’s alleged bribery of Ukraine, Trump and his defenders in the GOP have been predicting that the move would be politically damaging to Democrats.

But a new poll shows the opposite to the be the case: Democrats are benefiting from standing up to Trump.

The poll, conducted by The Economist and YouGov, reports that on the generic congressional ballot, Democrats are now favored by 50 percent over their Republican counterparts by a margin of 10 points. That’s an all-time high for support of the Dems on the generic ballot.

The results of this latest survey match those found on the RealClear Politics polling average, which has Democrats with a 7.7 average over the GOP:

The numbers on impeachment have been shifting in recent weeks.

A polling tracker from FiveThirtyEight shows that in ten days time, support for impeaching Trump and removing him from office jumped seven points from 40 percent favoring impeachment to 47 percent.

All of this has happened since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced she would refuse to send the two articles of impeachment passed by the House — on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agrees to hold a fair trial and allow both witnesses and the documentation as part of the process.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to rage wildly against being impeached, expressing his rage on Twitter:

Clearly, Trump thinks impeachment is energizing his base. But he won’t win in 2020 with 35-40 percent of vote, and that’s what has him so terrified.

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