A new I&I/TIPP poll finds that a majority says that if Joe Biden took bribes from foreigners, he should be impeached.
Joe Biden is being credible accused of accepting millions of dollars from foreign company and government-connected actors without either claiming the cash on his taxes OR registering as a foreign agent like he should have. And this new poll finds that most Americans feel he should be thrown out of office if it is solidly proven.
Per Issues & Insights:
In an earlier story we wondered: “If any of these charges are shown to be true, can Biden weather the ensuing political storm? Or will he face a choice of impeachment or resignation, a la Richard Nixon, and thereby force the Democrats to find a new standard bearer in 2024?”
In our online poll of 1,341 adults taken from July 5-7, with a margin of error of +/-2.7 percentage points, we answered that question: Biden is not likely to weather the political storm.
A strong majority of 63% in our poll suggested that President Joe Biden should either be impeached (33%) or resign immediately (30%) if the charges prove true. Just 20% said Biden should “Stay in office and run again in 2024, if he wishes.” Another 17% said they weren’t sure.
While the usual political divide is seen in the poll with Republicans overwhelmingly against the Democrat president
and his own voters less so, the danger sign for his reelection is in how far those who claim to be independents break against him.
Any presidential candidate in 2024 must have electoral support from independents to win. However, independents break 64% for Biden’s removal from office through impeachment (33%) or resignation (31%). Another 15% say he should be able to run again, while 21% say they’re “not sure.”
Still, he is also facing pressure among his Democrat voters:
But it’s within his own party that Biden will truly have a tough time making a case for a second term. Democrats, by a plurality of 45% (impeach or resign) to 35% (stay in office and run again), believe it would be best for Biden to leave office either by being impeached (19%) or by resigning (26%) if the charges prove true, which seems increasingly likely.
These are some rarely seen stiff headwinds among Democrats.
Even Democrats know this guy is a criminal.Commentary