Republicans support impeaching Biden if GOP regains control of House, new poll finds

by Summer Lane

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A staggering new poll from the National University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) has found that 68 percent of Republicans and Trump supporters would support Joe Biden being charged by Congress for treason and other misdemeanors if the GOP regains control of the House in 2022.

According to the UMass Amherst report, doing so would be the formal precursor to articles of impeachment.

The poll comes as no surprise to many voters amidst a shockingly sluggish economy and soaring prices on gas and products across the country. In fact, a new Rasmussen poll found in May that a majority of American voters do not want Biden to run for reelection in 2024 (61 percent of those surveyed).

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Biden’s unpopularity with many voters plays a role in Republican disenchantment with the current administration. Tatishe Nteta, associate professor of political science at UMass Amherst, stated in the report, “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.”

Biden’s track record in the White House has not earned him the loyalty of either conservative or moderate voters. Since 2021, his administration has buckled under the weight of rising prices, an ongoing crisis at the southern border, and a catastrophic withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan – which resulted in the deaths of 13 U.S. troops last summer.

Interestingly, as the midterm season heats up, Republicans are remaining largely optimistic about the possibility of electing more conservative candidates to office. A recent Morning Consult poll found that 61 percent of GOP voters are “extremely” enthusiastic about voting this year.

Nteta continued, “The more things change, the more they stay the same, and it looks as if 2024 could see a rematch of 2020, where Biden finds himself seeking a second term by facing his old foe, Donald Trump.”

According to UMass Amherst, their most recent poll was conducted with 1,000 respondents at the beginning of May with a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

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