Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Poll: 35 percent say impeachment justified
The Hill ^

Posted on 07/14/2014 4:30:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

More than a third of all Americans and two-thirds of Republicans believe Congress would be justified in bringing impeachment proceedings against President Obama, according to a poll from YouGov and the Huffington Post released Monday.

Thirty-five percent of all respondents, including 68 percent of Republicans, say there's reason for Congress to try to remove Obama from office. By contrast, just 8 percent of Democrats say impeachment proceedings are justified.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: impeachment; impeachthepos; obama
If 35% of the total population wants to see this POS impeached, his poll ratings are nowhere NEAR 40% or whatever they have him at today.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 4:30:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

Tried for treason and jailed with the rest of his Chicago criminal mob administration.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 4:32:39 PM PDT by gwgn02
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

The EXEMPT Princes:
"FU America. We serve and protect our beloved undocumented King
because HE alone made us, our staff and our families EXEMPT
from RomneyCare/ObamaCARE/DeathCARE. "

3 posted on 07/14/2014 4:33:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis (`1 +9)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

That’s 65% of the population which either has down syndrome or deserves to meet the same fate as the Rosenbergs, including 33.3% of Republicans. I still fear for America and Christianity.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 4:33:44 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

JUST 8% of rats think he should be impeached? Seems to me anything more than zero is somewhat significant.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 4:33:52 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Objective Scrutator

Sorry, 32% of Republicans, I read it as “2/3rds” for some reason.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 4:35:29 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
Consider the source of the poll and look at the breakdown of the respondents - quite telling.
7 posted on 07/14/2014 4:37:41 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
Seems I read somewhere that just 30% of the folks supported the American revolution...(?) It turned out OK..!

(for a while anyway).

8 posted on 07/14/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diogenesis

These SOBs should be incarcerated along with king 0bama!


9 posted on 07/14/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

It would go much higher IF republicans got out there and attacked this illegal invasion that is taking place.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 4:47:46 PM PDT by Williams
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

If this many people want him impeached, if proceedings were started the number would go up.

As for democrats, I despise them all.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 4:49:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

Huffington Post is liberal aren’t they. They aren’t going to publish negative news unless they are certain. And then it’s likely to be understated.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

Only 1/6 of the US Population voted this y0-y0 into office, and many of them regret it.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 4:56:50 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

I suspect you could have gotten 35% of the population willing to impeach GWB in 2006, and that went nowhere, even with the MSM beating the anti-Bush drum daily.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 4:57:01 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA; All
Thank you for referencing that article Red in Blue PA. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

Even if 100 percent of voters say that impeachment out of office is justified, unless patriots and former Obama supporters get organized to make sure that there are enough senators after the 2014 elections who are willing to remove Obama from office if the House impeaches him, Obama is just going to laugh if the House impeaches him.

15 posted on 07/14/2014 5:01:53 PM PDT by Amendment10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

merge Issa and Gowdy’s committees into an impeachment committee headed by Gowdy.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 5:06:35 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Objective Scrutator
That’s 65% of the population which either has down syndrome or deserves to meet the same fate as the Rosenbergs, including 33.3% of Republicans. I still fear for America and Christianity.

_______________________________

Actually, the math used by the author of the article is faulty when you check the raw numbers.

68% of Republicans favor impeachment

Republicans make up about 32 % of the population so that gives 22% of the population who are Republican and favor impeaching the President.

The article also states that 27% of the population who are not Republicans but are instead Independents and Democrats favor the impeachment of the President of the United States..

That gives 22% of American population who identify Republicans + 27% of the American population who identify Independent and Democrat are in favor of Impeaching Obama for a total of 49% of the American population in favor of impeaching President Obama.

Furthermore, 21% of Americans are sitting on the fence undecided o whether Obama should or should not be impeached .

Only 30% of all Americans, less than one third of the population, is opposed to impeaching President Obama

Those are pretty staggering and dangerous negative numbers for a sitting American President.

17 posted on 07/14/2014 5:08:22 PM PDT by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

Removal from office requires 67 Senators to vote “guilty”.

No one knows what percentage of the population is necessary to get there, but it is probably >70%.

What the Democrats achieved in 1973-74 was a coordinated attack on Nixon that sold impeachment to the same public that gave Nixon 61% of the popular vote in 1972.

Who among contemporary GOP leaders in Congress could pull that off?


18 posted on 07/14/2014 5:13:46 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Noble

100% media Watergate blitzkrieg, artillery barrage, carpet bombing, day after day, week after week, month after month - repeating the same phrases over and over and over: “stonewall” - “modified limited hangout” - “18 minute gap” - “What did the President know and when did he know it?” - all that stuff... it finally worked.

You could have every GOP leader shouting for impeachment - and get nothing. No coverage. And from Joe Public? Apathy.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 5:27:56 PM PDT by karnage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: VerySadAmerican
If this many people want him impeached, if proceedings were started the number would go up.

That's not what happened when we had to impeach Clinton. The exact opposite occurred. As the process went on more people opposed it and his job approval ratings went up. Just leading into the process probably cost us 5 seats in the House in the 98's elections.

There is also a big difference between impeachment being justified and actually doing it. I think it's justified, but I think it would be a politically disastrous thing to do. It's not going to happen anyway, but if it were you'd have to start with much better numbers than this.

20 posted on 07/14/2014 5:38:42 PM PDT by Longbow1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Longbow1969

Must everything be a political calculation?

The man is committing impeachable offenses on a virtually daily basis.

Lay his transgressions out for all to see. Impeach him. Force the Senate to show America what a partisan, worthless bunch of fools they really are.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Walrus
Must everything be a political calculation?

Yes.

What is realistic, possible, risky, etc, is at the center of every political decision.

Every war is a calculation too. There are lots of enemies and bad guys, but we can't go after everyone we'd like to for all manner of reasons. A calculation is made as to whether the risks are worth it each and every time. Sometimes, for example, you have to stick with sanctions even though an enemy government is deserving of being bombed into rubble. North Korea is a Stalinist slave state worthy of being overthrown to alleviate the suffering of millions of people, but the calculations made say it isn't a realistic option.

22 posted on 07/14/2014 6:37:34 PM PDT by Longbow1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: rdcbn
The article also states that 27% of the population who are not Republicans but are instead Independents and Democrats favor the impeachment of the President of the United States.
Where did the article specifically state that? Did you get this from another source? Your numbers seem pretty accurate, although I think that the "undecided" camp number is probably too high.
This is The Hill, so the numbers it posted are obviously skewed for the liberals. However, what I'm not sure about is what course the liberal media likes to take in reporting numbers. Does it overestimate Obama's approval numbers in order to defend and deify the Democrats, or does it underreport in an attempt to scare Democrats into turning out and try to make Republicans feel complacent? I'd say that it does a mixture of the two strategies, although I'm not entirely sure what their pattern is based on.
23 posted on 07/14/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Objective Scrutator

The original data for the poll is given here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2692111/Third-Americans-majority-Republicans-want-Obama-impeached.html

I do stand corrected, the number there of all non Republicans in favor of impeachment is listed there as 26% not the 27% I found from another source.

Perhaps there was some rounding error involved.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:04:28 PM PDT by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Objective Scrutator
It looks like the breakdown is

22 % of population identifies as Republican and is in favor of impeachment

26% of the population which identifies as Democrat or Independent is in favor of impeachment

21% of the population Republican, Democrat or Independent is undecided on whether the President should be impeached Very interesting numbers

25 posted on 07/14/2014 8:11:10 PM PDT by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Objective Scrutator
Interestingly enough for comparison, during the Clinton impeachment in the 90’s the percentage of Americans who were in favor of impeaching Bill Clinton never went over 30% and hovered at around 27% .

The majority of Americans were in favor of Censure

With George Bush there was a hard core of Democrats in favor of his impeachment that totaled about 30% . The total number of Americans that supported him and were not in favor of impeachment was on the order of 60%

So in the case of Bill Clinton, only a very small percentage of Americans wanted to see Clinton impeached and the majority wanted to see him sanctioned or censured.

With George Bush, a huge majority of Americans may not approved of his job performance but were totally opposed to impeachment. In that light, Obama's numbers on impeachment are very ominous for him.

26 posted on 07/14/2014 8:24:41 PM PDT by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Longbow1969

If the house had done it right Clinton’s numbers wouldn’t have gone up because the media wouldn’t have had time to push the “It’s just about sex” crap. The house was supposed to deliver the articles to the senate “by noon the following day”. It ended up taking about two months before the fake trial started. By then the sheeple had been led into the “not guilty” category.

I faxed Delay about this and never heard from him. And I lived in his district at the time.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 8:42:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: rdcbn

Thanks, the Daily Mail is generally trustworthy (though Palin is not “far-right”).

The numbers added up to 39.44% for impeachment, still too low considering that Hussein isn’t exaclty subtle.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 8:48:45 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Objective Scrutator

Your numbers may be better for the percentage of the population in favor of impeachment. I had no idea how many Americans have disaffiliated with either party and were now listed as independent. The 21% of the population sitting on the fence undecided is a good number. That still gives 60% of the population either in favor or undecided regarding the impeachment of the President of the United States. which is pretty astounding, especially since we are just beggining to unravel the many scandals of this administration


29 posted on 07/14/2014 9:06:13 PM PDT by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson