Poll: Americans overwhelmingly reject the idea of impeaching Obama
Impeachment of an American president and removal of him or her from office is a political process, not a criminal proceeding. That’s one of the reasons why Bill Clinton served out his second term in the White House. The public wanted it that way.
And that’s why Barack Obama almost certainly will serve out his second term as well. The American people, by a wide margin, don’t want him removed from office. Nor do they support House Speaker John Boehner’s cockamamie lawsuit against Obama.
Check THIS, for example:
There’s not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Friday morning also indicates that a small majority of Americans do not believe that Obama has gone too far in expanding the powers of the presidency…
[A]ccording to the poll, only 35% want Obama impeached, with nearly two-thirds saying the President should not be removed from office.
There’s an obvious partisan divide, with 57% of Republicans but only 35% of independents and 13% of Democrats backing a move to impeach Obama.
“Anti-impeachment sentiment is roughly where it was for past presidents – 67% opposed Bill Clinton’s impeachment in September 1998, and 69% opposed impeaching George W. Bush when a few Democrats began talking about it in 2006,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
“One reason may be that Americans take impeachment very seriously. Only about one in five say that impeachment is a valid response if Congress is dissatisfied with a president’s policies or the way he is handling his job. Nearly eight in 10 say impeachment should be reserved for high crimes and misdemeanors,” Holland adds.