The poll by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found 68% of self-identified Republicans want Biden punished if the GOP takes over Congress as expected.
The poll, which surveyed 1,000 respondents, found 44% of them predicted a Republican-controlled House would impeach Biden. Among the Republicans surveyed, 53% predicted the GOP lawmakers would take action.
Reacting to her university’s poll, political science professor Tatishe Ntete said impeaching a president was once considered a “last resort” by lawmakers.
“Today, impeachment is no longer a final option,” Ntete said in a statement, “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.”
The Hill news website reported in a Jan. 2021 story Democrats were “pressing full steam” to impeach then-President Donald Trump, for a second time, and they were dismissing warnings from Republicans their nakedly political actions were sowing deep division.
“I cannot think of a more petty, vindictive and gratuitous act,” Rep. Tom McClinton (R-CA) said on the House floor, “than to impeach an already defeated president a week before he is to leave office.”
Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, says Republicans are livid Biden is hurting their country with with two record-breaking achievements. Biden is allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to cross into the U.S., and to remain here without being deported, and he is now overseeing record-breaking gas prices at the pumps after vowing to kill fossil fuels.
During his first hours in the Oval Office, Biden famously signed executive orders reversing Trump’s tough immigration policies and he declared war on fossil fuels in a vow to move the U.S. to “green energy.”
“Both of those of those things,” Chambers says, “are impacting not only Republican voters but Democrat voters as well.”
Even last week, with gas prices soaring, grocery prices climbing from inflation, and millions of Americans hurting, Biden said Americans are going through an "incredible transition" that will make the U.S. "less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over."
Beyond illegal immigration and budget-busting gas prices, many Americans have not forgotten Biden oversaw the bungled U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan, where U.S. servicemembers were killed by a suicide bombing and where the White House retaliated by dropping bombs on an innocent aid worker and his family.
More recently, an estimated 80 million Americans witnessed their president threaten their livelihoods if they refused to get the COVID-19 shot.
In another poll, this one from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research, only 39% of U.S. adults said they approve of President Biden’s performance.
According to RealClearPolitics, an average of 10 national polls shows 55% disapprove of Biden’s job and 40% approve. Among the polls, the worst is a Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows 59%-36% disapproval vs. approval.
Biden’s poll numbers are a “wake-up call” to Democrats, Chambers predicts, for what’s coming on Election Day and in Congress if Democrats are ousted from power.
Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.