Those wanting to impeach Obama appear to be growing in number with a new CNN/ORC poll pointing out that a good third of all Americans now supporting have President Barack Obama impeached. But what may surprise some is that even George W. Bush’s impeachment was opposed by more Americans back when the topic was discussed by Democrats.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, you might also be surprised to hear that Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner opposes Obama’s impeachment even though he is still pushing for a lawsuit that targets Obama’s executive orders and the separation of powers between the branches of the federal government. For example, Obama’s LGBT executive order is seen as in conflict with the recent Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Sarah Palin has been leading the charge for having Obama impeached, saying that “we don’t do kings,” although for many Americans the main reason Obama’s popularity rating has dropped is due to Obamacare, NSA spying, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and the IRS scandal, among others. In fact, there is even an Obama scandals bench that lists many of them:
Now, the question the CNN/ORC poll asked was this:
“Based on what you have read or heard, do you believe that President Obama should be impeached and removed from office, or don’t you feel that way?”
An amazing 33 percent felt Obama’s impeachment should occur while 65 percent don’t feel that way and one percent had no opinion. When it came to Boehner’s lawsuit, the numbers were similar, with 41 percent saying it should be filed. As might be expected, only 13 percent of Democrats feel Congress should impeach Obama, while 57 percent of Republicans support the idea.
According to CNN Polling Director Keating Holland, these numbers are fairly typical although less people approved of impeaching Bush compared to Obama:
“Anti-impeachment sentiment is roughly where it was for past presidents – 67 percent opposed Bill Clinton’s impeachment in September 1998, and 69 percent opposed impeaching George W. Bush when a few Democrats began talking about it in 2006. One reason may be that Americans take impeachment very seriously.”
While 48 percent of Americans believe Obama’s executive orders have gone too far, it’s also believed impeachment should be reserved for serious crimes like treason. Still, the Washington Post points out the only reason George W. Bush’s impeachment proceedings (which had 38 co-sponsors) were squashed was because of Nancy Pelosi, who called it a “waste of time” and “had credibility with the party’s anti-war and liberal wings.” The same may not hold true for John Boehner, who has become unpopular with many in the GOP lately.
Do you think Congress should have Obama impeached?