Voters remain statistically tied in their support or opposition to the impeachment of President Joe Biden by Congress, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.
The poll of nearly 1,000 likely voters found that 42% of those polled said they support Congress holding impeachment proceedings against Biden; 45% say the opposite. The poll has a margin of error of 3% +/-.
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A strong majority of Republicans, 70%, said Congress should hold impeachment hearings; 71% of Democrats said Congress shouldn’t. Among independents, 39% said Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings; 40% said they shouldn’t.
The poll asked three key questions. He first asked, “What is the likelihood that, since becoming president, Joe Biden has committed serious crimes and misdemeanors that would warrant impeachment by Congress?” He then asked, “Should Congress initiate impeachment proceedings against President Biden? Finally, he asked, “Whether or not you think President Biden should be impeached, how likely is Congress to actually pursue impeachment proceedings against President Biden?”
The majority of all respondents, 53%, said it was “at least somewhat likely” that since taking office the president had committed “high crimes and misdemeanors that would justify his impeachment by Congress.” Among them, 38% said it was “very likely” that he had committed “serious crimes and misdemeanors”; 28% said it was “not at all likely”.
More than a third of Democrats and 48% of independents said it was “at least somewhat likely.”
More men than women, 58% to 48%, said the president was likely to have committed serious crimes and misdemeanors; men were also more likely to support Congress holding impeachment proceedings.
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Despite this, 66% said it was “at least unlikely”; 29% said Congress was “not at all likely” to do anything.
The results were published in a recent report found that “the FBI had no verifiable evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election when it launched a federal investigation.”
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The findings were also released after lawyers for an IRS whistleblower informed members of Congress “that their client, who claims to have information suggesting the Biden administration may be mishandling the investigation into the son of the President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Removed from President’s Son Investigation,” ABC News reported.
According to a recent Reuters-Ipsos investigation conducted May 9-15, if a rematch happened today, Biden would receive 38% of the vote, Trump would receive 36%. According to a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris surveyTrump would beat Biden by seven percentage points.
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The Rasmussen Reports poll results were released the same day. U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, announced she plans to file articles of impeachment against Biden. Her main reason for doing so, she said, was that the president had “deliberately compromised our national security by refusing to enforce immigration laws and secure our border” by allowing “approximately six million illegals from more than 170 countries to invade our country”.
White House spokesman Ian Sams said Greene’s announcement was a “brazen political stunt.”
The Rasmussen poll was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, which polled 996 likely registered voters nationwide by phone and online May 11 and May 14-15.
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