Skip to comments.Poll: 35 percent say impeachment justified
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.
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Tried for treason and jailed with the rest of his Chicago criminal mob administration.
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. "
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.
JUST 8% of rats think he should be impeached? Seems to me anything more than zero is somewhat significant.
Sorry, 32% of Republicans, I read it as “2/3rds” for some reason.
(for a while anyway).
These SOBs should be incarcerated along with king 0bama!
It would go much higher IF republicans got out there and attacked this illegal invasion that is taking place.
If this many people want him impeached, if proceedings were started the number would go up.
As for democrats, I despise them all.
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.
Only 1/6 of the US Population voted this y0-y0 into office, and many of them regret it.
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.
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.
merge Issa and Gowdy’s committees into an impeachment committee headed by Gowdy.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The original data for the poll is given here
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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