Trump's campaign manager mocked for proudly sharing poll that suggests Dems will keep the House in 2020
Brad Parscale speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale posted a poll that was meant to warn Democrats off of their impeachment efforts, by showing how it was hurting their prospects in a competitive House race.


Specifically, the "confidential" poll showed freshman Rep. Kendra Horn (R-OK) down seven points against a generic Republican, and impeachment opposed 52 percent to 45 percent:

Unfortunately for Parscale, the poll — which did not even bother to match Horn against a named challenger — did not exactly send the message Parscale was intending.

Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District, which includes most of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, elected Trump by 14 points, implying that at least some of the people who voted for Trump there may now support impeachment. Moreover, the district is one of the reddest that flipped to the Democratic Party in 2018 — most pundits didn't even view it as particularly competitive — so if Horn is still competitive against a generic Republican, it bodes poorly for GOP hopes of an impeachment-fueled backlash giving them back the House.

Many commenters on social media didn't hesitate to point this out to Parscale: