A new Rasmussen poll finds that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters think President Obama should be impeached and removed from office. Fifty-eight percent (58%) disagree and oppose his impeachment. Ten percent (10%) are not sure.
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 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.
Interestingly, 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.