A recent poll found that voters are divided on whether the House impeachment inquiry into President Biden is legitimate or politically motivated, The Hill reported.
A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released this week found that the majority of voters, 53 percent, support Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry.
Another 57 percent said they believe the president helped his son Hunter Biden in his influence-peddling scheme while 60 percent said Biden made false or misleading statements about his son’s foreign business dealings.
When asked if the impeachment inquiry is based on legitimate concerns about the president’s actions or if it is politically motivated, voters were evenly divided 50/50.
According to Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS), voters were also evenly divided over the same question about Donald Trump’s first impeachment inquiry.
Among Independents, a majority, 51 percent, oppose the impeachment inquiry while 54 percent of Independents said the inquiry was politically motivated.
President Biden’s approval rating remains underwater in the latest Harvard/Harris poll, with only 42 percent of voters approving of the president’s performance.
Voters continue to express frustration over the president’s handling of the economy, with the vast majority, 64 percent, saying so-called “Bidenomics” is not working.
Meanwhile, 33 percent of respondents say inflation is the most important issue facing the country and 39 percent say inflation is the most important issue for them.
Speaker McCarthy announced last Tuesday that he had directed the chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight, and Ways and Means Committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.
In remarks to reporters on Capitol Hill, McCarthy said an inquiry is the “logical next step” in getting the answers necessary as it will allow the committees the “full power to gather all the facts.”
McCarthy said the allegations that Joe Biden profited from his family’s foreign business deals are “serious” and “credible,” and “paint a picture of a culture of corruption.”