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Voters want Biden to take on China but fear he is compromised by family business ties

Over 57% of those surveyed thought Biden has a conflict of interest while responding to China's aggressive actions.

March 10, 2023 12:36pm

Updated: March 11, 2023 9:51am

A survey released Friday shows 57.6% of U.S. voters think for the U.S. to address tensions with China the Biden administration should be more aggressive in leading a global coalition to contain the communist-run country – though voters also appeared concerned about whether President Biden has limited power in the situation because of a conflict of interest.

The survey by the Convention of States, in partnership with Trafalgar Group, found 17.1% of voters believe the administration should continue to do exactly what it's already doing in response to tensions with China, escalated by the Chinese spy ballon over the U.S. last month. Nearly 9% surveyed said the administration should try to de-escalate tensions with China to appease the country, and 16.5% were unsure.

However, the poll also found 57.2% of voters think Biden has a conflict of interest while responding to China's aggressive actions against the U.S. – as a result of the Biden family’s business relationships with China.

"This poll shows that Americans are rightly concerned about China’s aggressive actions towards the U.S. and want to see leadership from President Biden," said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States. "But we are at an alarming and dangerous place when the majority of Americans believe Biden’s hesitations to address the threat from Communist China is the result of jeopardizing his family’s business dealings." 

The survey was conducted Feb. 22-26 among 1,000 likely general election voters. The poll's margin of error is 2.9%

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