Nearly 70% of registered Republican voters want Congress to impeach President Joe Biden if the GOP regains control of the House after the 2022 midterm election, according to a recent UMass opinion poll.
UMass Amherst pollster Tatishe Nteta said that the Democrats’ double vote to impeach former President Donald Trump has largely turned impeachment into a political weapon.
The Pollster called, “The decision to impeach a President was once viewed as a last resort to govern a President who has transgressed or breached the boundaries of our laws, values and ethics. Impeachment is no longer a last resort, but one of many weapons with which to gain the upper hand over partisan opponents in an era of rampant partisan polarization. With a number of Republican congressmen calling for President Biden to be impeached, the chorus is likely to get louder when the Republican Party takes control of the US House of Representatives in 2022.”
The poll shows that 54% of Republicans say Biden will be impeached, while 44% of all respondents believe he will. 34% of all respondents say he should be charged.
The team behind the poll indicated that the upcoming midterm elections will be particularly close, as both Republican and Democratic voters are expected to come out and vote in large numbers.
Jess Rhodes, a professor of political science at UMass Amherest and associate director of the poll, said, “The supermajorities of Democrats and Republicans say they are heading into the 2022 midterm election season full of energy,” pollster Jesse Rhodes said. “With partisans from all sides looking forward to the election, we could see very closely fought campaigns this fall. Much will depend on whether and to what extent the Democratic and Republican candidates succeed in convincing their voters in the election campaign.”
Both Republican and Democratic respondents said they were “excited” to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. 79 out of 100 Republican respondents and 73 out of 100 Democratic respondents said they were enthusiastic.
However, independents appear unexcited, with just 47 out of 100 saying they were looking forward to the midterms.
Nteta suggested that the days when Americans were largely indifferent to the midterm elections may be over.
The pollster said: “At the midpoint of 2018, voter turnout was nearly 120 million Americans, the highest since 1914. Our results suggest that the days of low turnout in the midterm elections may be over, as Americans are on both sides of the partisan divide.” expressing their enthusiasm for the 2022 election and expressing their belief that the results of the 2022 midterm elections will matter for the future of the nation. ”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/poll-nearly-70-of-republicans-say-they-want-biden-impeached-if-the-gop-retakes-congress-after-the-midterm-elections Poll: Nearly 70% of Republicans say they want Biden impeached if the GOP retakes Congress after the midterms