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There’s Support for Impeachment, But Most Like Electing A New Congress Better
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Critics of President Obama have called for his impeachment and for lawsuits challenging his executive actions, but most voters nix both ideas. Better, they say, to elect an opposition Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters think President Obama should be impeached and removed from office. Nearly twice as many (58%) disagree and oppose his impeachment. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

By comparison, 39% of Americans favored impeaching Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, in July 2007, while 49% were opposed.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters believe it would be bad for the United States if some members of Congress seek to impeach Obama, and even more (56%) think it would be bad for the Republican Party if an impeachment effort is made.

Twenty-six percent (26%) say it would be good for the country if some in Congress try to impeach the president, while 13% say it would have no impact. Similarly, 24% feel it would be good for the GOP, but 12% think it would have no impact.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters say electing an opposition Congress is the better way for opponents to halt or change the president’s policies. Just 15% think impeachment is the better way for opponents to go, and even fewer (12%) favor lawsuits challenging the president’s actions like the ones House Speaker John Boehner is now championing.

But 61% still agree that people who oppose the president’s policies do so primarily because they believe the policies are bad, not because of racism. However, 28% now believe that opposition is due to racism, up from 18% in October 2011 and 24% in November of last year. Eleven percent (11%) remain undecided.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 11-12, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Opponents claim the president has exceeded legal bounds with some of the executive actions he has taken, and 44% of voters now think the president has been less faithful to the U.S. Constitution than most other presidents. Twenty-two percent (22%) feel Obama has been more faithful to the Constitution than most of his predecessors, while 30% say he has followed the Constitution about the same as other presidents have.

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Republicans think the president should be impeached and removed from office. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Democrats and 52% of voters not affiliated with either major party disagree.

One-in-three Republicans (32%), however, believe it would be bad for their party if some members of Congress seek to impeach Obama, a view shared by 77% of Democrats and 55% of unaffiliated voters.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of GOP voters agree with 53% of Democrats and 60% of unaffiliateds that electing an opposition Congress is the better way to halt or change the president’s policies.

Most voters now expect Republicans to win control of the Senate in the November elections, giving them full control of Congress.

Voters under 40 believe more strongly than their elders that a move to impeach the president would be bad for the country and bad for Republicans.

Seventy percent (70%) of blacks think people who oppose Obama’s policies are chiefly motived by racism. Seventy-one percent (71%) of whites and other minority voters by a 50% to 42% margin think instead that the opponents genuinely believe the president’s policies are bad.

Favorables for the new national health care law now tie the low for the year first reached in April.

A plurality (46%) of voters believes the Obama administration through its policies and practices has encouraged the flood of young illegal immigrants on the southern border.

Voters continue to rate the economy as their number one concern, but just 36% give the president good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy. Forty-four percent (44%) rate his performance in this area as poor.

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Offline Chieftain

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Re: Two-Thirds Of Republicans Think Impeaching Obama Would Be Justified
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 11:03:21 AM »
yep.  Clean house in Congress first, since that is the corrupted institution that spawned Obama, the Hildebeest, John Fing Kerry and a host of other do-gooders who are firmly affixed to the public teat.

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Re: Two-Thirds Of Republicans Think Impeaching Obama Would Be Justified
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 11:19:15 AM »

Two-Thirds Of Republicans Think Impeaching Obama Would Be Justified
Posted: 07/14/2014 10:19 am EDT

Sarah Palin raised eyebrows last week when she called on Congress to impeach President Barack Obama, but a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that the former Alaska governor is not alone. A third of Americans, and two-thirds of Republicans, think Obama should be impeached.

Among all Americans, those saying Congress would not be justified in beginning impeachment proceedings against Obama outnumber those who think it would be justified, 44 percent to 35 percent, while 21 percent said they weren't sure.

The question drew a huge partisan divide. Sixty-eight percent of Republicans said beginning the impeachment process would be justified, while only 8 percent of Democrats said the same. Independents were divided, 37 percent to 37 percent, while 26 percent said they weren't sure.

Impeachment was described in the poll as "the first step in the constitutional process for removing a president from office, in which possible crimes are investigated and charges are made." A HuffPost/YouGov poll experiment conducted last year found that support for Obama's impeachment varied depending on question wording, but that at least half of Republicans said they would support his impeachment no matter how the question was worded.

Obama isn't the only recent president to face calls for impeachment from members of the other party. A 2007 Gallup poll asked the same question about George W. Bush, and found that 36 percent of Americans, including 58 percent of Democrats, 35 percent of independents and 9 percent of Republicans, said there was justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.

The 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton also divided Americans along party lines. A 2001 ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 77 percent of Republicans and 45 percent of independents, but only 17 percent of Democrats, thought the House of Representatives made the right decision when it impeached Clinton.

The Gallup and ABC News/Washington Post polls were accessed using the Roper Center's iPoll database.

In the new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 49 percent of Americans said Obama had exceeded the limits of authority placed on the president by the Constitution, while 34 percent said he had not. Eighty-nine percent of Republicans, 52 percent of independents and 16 percent of Democrats said Obama had exceeded the limits of his authority.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted July 9-11 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

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Re: Two-Thirds Of Republicans Think Impeaching Obama Would Be Justified
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 11:27:01 AM »
Now is not yet the time for impeachment.
But public attitudes are shifting.
More "revelations" may become known by January 2015 regarding the collapse of the southern border.
This is not by coincidence. It is by design.
Obama, once the Commander-in-Chief, is now the "Coyote-in-Chief".
Under his authority, the border is purposely being destroyed.

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution:
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion"

Obama is not only derelict in the execution of this prime duty, he is complicit.
Again, the time is not yet now, but it's coming:
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 11:27:37 AM by Fishrrman »

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Re: Two-Thirds Of Republicans Think Impeaching Obama Would Be Justified
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »

He's unimpeachable because he's black.  The affirmative-action POTUS...

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