DONALD Trump has shown his impeachment has not affected his popularity after he won his first election victory of 2020 by a landslide.
Trump was declared the winner of the Republican Iowa caucuses about 30 minutes after they began and won 97.1 per cent of the vote.
In some counties, Trump got 100 per cent of the vote.
Meanwhile his two opponents, Bill Weld and Joe Walsh made do with 1.3 and 1.1 per cent of the vote.
It came after his team dispatched his two adult sons and other senior figures to the state in a dry run for this year’s presidential elections.
In a more muted reaction than normal, Trump tweeted: “Big WIN for us in Iowa tonight. Thank you.”
But while Trump was clearly voted by Iowan Republicans as the man to fight the election, the Democrats failed to delivery results in a race with no clear front-runner.
On this the president was very vocal, tweeting that the Democrat Caucus was “an unmitigated disaster”.
The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is Trump
He said: “Nothing works, just like they ran the country.
“Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2 per cent of that.
“The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is ‘Trump’.”
Trump is currently standing trial in the Senate on two articles of impeachment, one for abuse of power, another for obstructing Congress.
The first article alleges that Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to launch an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden so as to gain an advantage should he face him in November’s election.
The second alleges that he later obstructed Congress by ordering officials not to cooperate with impeachment hearings.
But with nearly all of Trump’s fellow Republicans staunchly defending him, Democrats are expected to fail in their drive to convict him in a vote tomorrow.
Meanwhile a new poll, conducted by the Wall Street Journal/ NBC News, found that 52 percent believed Trump to be guilty of the first charge while 41 percent did not, and that 53 percent believed him guilty of the second charge while 37 percent did not.
Despite a majority believing the president to have committed the offences, only 46 percent of voters said he should be removed from office, while 49 percent said he should serve out his term.
The survey also found that 46 percent of Americans approved of Trump’s general job performance, while 51 percent did not.
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