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Nearly half of voters support GOP impeachment inquiry into Biden: Survey

More than one-third of Democrats say they support the impeachment inquiry, the survey showed.

Published: September 20, 2023 9:10am

Nearly half of U.S. voters support the Republican-led House impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden related to his family's business affairs with a particular focus on those of his son, Hunter Biden, according to a new survey.

While 42% of registered U.S. voters are opposed to the Biden impeachment inquiry, 48% support it and 10% do not have an opinion on the matter, according to a Morning Consult survey released Tuesday, one week after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., approved the impeachment probe against the president.

Most Democrats, 56%, say they oppose the impeachment inquiry, but more than one-third of Democrats, 36%, say they support the probe. Republican support of the inquiry is at 63%, while 31% of GOP voters are opposed to it.

Voters are more closely divided over their thoughts about the motivations behind the impeachment inquiry, as 43% said they think it stems from evidence of Biden's wrongdoing and 41% say it is motivated by a desire to damage Biden politically.

Even if the House does ultimately impeach Biden, it is unlikely that the Democrat-controlled Senate would take up the matter. Additionally, the White House is pushing media outlets to "ramp up" scrutiny of GOP impeachment efforts in a move that may alter public opinion if the news organizations follow the Biden administration's guidance.

The Morning Consult poll was conducted Sept. 15-17, 2023 with 1,933 registered voters and it has a 2% margin of error. 

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