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According to a new poll from Rasmussen, an overwhelming share of Republicans think the House of Representatives should impeach President Joe Biden, and half of likely independent voters agree. Seventy-seven percent of Republican voters, 32% of Democrats, and 50% of voters not affiliated with either major party at least somewhat support Biden’s impeachment:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. voters support the impeachment of Biden, including 38% who Strongly Support it. Forty-two percent (42%) are opposed to impeaching Biden, including 30% who Strongly Oppose it.

This result is a slight increase in support for impeachment since Rasmussen last asked the question in January. It is also eight points lower than it was in the immediate aftermath of Afghanistan. At that time, 60% of likely voters agreed with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) statement when he said Congress should impeach Biden.

Voters’ assessment of Vice President Kamala Harris might drive some hesitancy to impeach Biden. In September 2021, 58% viewed Harris as unqualified to assume the president’s duties, including 47% who said she was not at all qualified. Quite an insurance policy for President Biden.

The pollster used the Biden administration’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan and failure to enforce immigration law as potential reasons to impeach the president. Rasmussen could have added that Biden knowingly exceeded his Constitutional authority when he extended the eviction moratorium and forgave student loan debt. The president takes an oath to uphold the Constitution, but President Biden has shown a willingness to sidestep it when it suits his political needs.

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