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For Immediate Release
Date: September 6, 2023
Washington, D.C. – Today, Public Policy Polling released a new poll commissioned by the Congressional Integrity Project which shows that voters in the 18 House districts held by Republicans but won by President Biden in 2020 think a potential impeachment inquiry into President Biden would be more about helping Donald Trump than finding the truth. The poll also shows that over half of these voters believe an impeachment would be more of a partisan political stunt, including 55% of independent voters.
Congressional Integrity Project executive director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following statement:
“Voters in these Biden 18 districts have made it clear that they see MAGA Republicans’ attempt to impeach President Biden for what it is – a political stunt designed to hurt President Biden and help Donald Trump. We’re going to make sure the Biden 18 Republicans know that voting for an impeachment inquiry would be a costly political decision.”
Voters view a potential impeachment inquiry as partisan and political in nature and don’t support Republican efforts to impeach President Biden without evidence. A majority of voters, including a majority of independents, say there should be a House vote before an impeachment inquiry begins.
- Two-thirds (67%) of voters overall and 73% of independents say that President Biden should not be impeached if no evidence is found that he received any bribes or changed government policies in relation to the activities of his son, Hunter Biden.
- A majority of voters (56%) think an impeachment inquiry would be more about damaging President Biden politically, including 61% of independent voters, while only 41% think it would be more about finding the truth.
- A majority of voters (56%) from these key swing districts think the House of Representatives should have to vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden before it begins, with just 31% believing the House should not have to vote to authorize the proceedings. Those in support of requiring a House vote include a majority of independent voters (51%), while only 29% of independents think the House should not have to vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry.
The Biden 18 are Don Bacon (NE-2), Lori Chavez-Deremer (OR-5), Juan Ciscomani (AZ-6), Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), John Duarte (CA-13), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), Mike Garcia (CA-27), Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-7), Jen Kiggans (VA-2), Young Kim (CA-40), Nick LaLota (NY-1), Mike Lawler (NY-17), Marc Molinaro (NY-19), George Santos (NY-3), David Schweikert (AZ-1), Michelle Steel (CA-45), David Valadao (CA-22), and Brandon Williams (NY-22).
See the rest of the poll results here.