Donald Trump ImpeachmentImpeachment fever gripped Washington, D.C.

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the Democrats running for President as well as the Republicans all are scrambling to figure out how this cookie will crumble.

And Donald Trump was at a loss for words when he saw the results of one poll on impeachment.

Leading up to Nancy Pelosi’s declaration that the investigations the Democrats were conducting effectively amounted to an impeachment inquiry, every poll delivered one clear message – impeachment was wildly unpopular with the American people.

But after Pelosi’s announcement, the ground began to shift.

A brand new Politico/Morning Consult poll taking after Pelosi’s impeachment call to arms showed a 13 point swing in favor of opening an impeachment inquiry with voters deadlocked 43 percent to 43 percent over the issue.

Their previous poll found just 36 percent of voters supported opening an impeachment inquiry with 49 percent opposed.

The main driver behind this shift was among Democrats where the poll saw a 13 point jump in support for impeachment.

But Morning Consult explained other voting groups also saw their support for impeachment grow.

“As more information has emerged about whistleblower allegations against President Trump, support for impeachment proceedings has grown to its highest point since the beginning of the summer,” Morning Consult Vice President Tyler Sinclair told Politico. “This week’s news cycle had a significant impact on Republicans and independents, giving credibility to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Up from 5 percent last week, 10 percent of Republicans now support beginning impeachment proceedings, while support among independents has reached 39 percent.”

This should not be surprising.

Now that impeachment is a partisan issue because it is the default position of elected Democrats, rank-and-file voters, as well as left-leaning independents, fell in line.

This new survey in no way vindicated Pelosi’s decision nor does it mean impeachment will benefit the Democrats politically.

All this poll means is that the country is locked in a partisan stalemate.

But there are still 14 percent of persuadable voters up for grabs.

How that group comes down in this issue will determine who benefits from this fight in the 2020 election.

There are some early signs that this fight supercharged enthusiasm on the right.

Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, reported the campaign attracted 50,000 new unique donors – meaning they had never donated to President Trump before – in the 40 hours after Pelosi drew a line in the sand on impeachment.

Democrats should take no comfort in that Politico poll.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows impeachment is still a grenade that could explode in the Democrats’ hands.

When Congress moved to impeach Bill Clinton and investigate Richard Nixon, there was an official vote on the House floor to open an impeachment inquiry.

Nancy Pelosi will not yet schedule this vote.

Instead, all Pelosi did was announce that the investigations the Democrats were already running would be renamed as an impeachment inquiry.

If impeachment really was the political winner Democrats and the fake news media claim, then Pelosi would have put the House on record as officially opening an impeachment inquiry.

American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.