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Rural Sentiment Report Shows Declining Support for Impeachment


November 26, 2019  

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Rural Sentiment Report Shows Declining Support for Impeachment

Trump Defenders Dominate Online Discussion by Nearly 2-1 Margin in Rural Areas of Key States

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the One Country Project (OCP) released the fifth installment of its impeachment social media listening project, which analyzes how rural Americans active on social media in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are discussing the impeachment inquiry.

“Since day one, Republicans in Congress have been treating the impeachment inquiry not as a serious constitutional process, but rather as an opportunity to malign Democratic members as craven political operators,” said founding board member and former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

“Unfortunately, this aggressive Republican public relations campaign appears to be paying dividends. As One Country Project’s latest impeachment tracker shows, Republican-leaning social media users are hardening in their belief that the impeachment inquiry is an illegitimate political stunt.

“Democratic lawmakers need to do more to explain the validity of the impeachment process and how the wanton acts of the president harm the American people, undermine the office, and run counter to the national interest.”

OCP observed social media traffic from November 12 to November 24, and the analysis identified several key insights:

The full report lays out additional details on observations and the results of the analysis.

This is the latest of an ongoing series of rural social listening memos and data released by OCP.


About One Country Project    

The One Country Project, led by former Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, is working to promote greater opportunities for rural communities and ensure leaders earn their support. One Country is reengaging with rural Americans, serving as a clearinghouse of research and information for rural Americans, and working to ensure leaders regain trust by fighting for these communities. To learn more, visit the website, OneCountryProject.org 




Posted on November 26, 2019 in Press Releases.
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