Nearly 70% of registered Republican voters want Congress to impeach President Joe Biden if the GOP retakes the majority in the House of Representatives after the 2022 midterm elections according to a recent UMass poll.
UMass Amherst pollster Tatishe Nteta said that Democrats twice voting to impeach former President Donald Trump has largely turned impeachment into a political weapon.
The pollster said, “The decision to impeach a president was once viewed as a last resort to reign in a president who pushed or broke through the boundaries of our laws, values and ethics. Today, impeachment is no longer a final option, but one of many weapons to be used in an era of rampant partisan polarization to gain an upper hand on one’s partisan opponents. With a number of Republican members of Congress calling to impeach President Biden, the chorus will likely grow louder if and when the Republican Party takes control of the U. S. House in 2022.”
The poll indicates that 54% of Republicans say Biden will be impeached while 44% of all respondents believe he will be. 34% of all the poll’s respondents say he should be impeached.
The team behind the poll suggested that the upcoming midterm elections will be especially tight as both Republican and Democratic voters are expected to come out and vote in high numbers.
Jess Rhodes, a professor of political sci... (Read more)
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