Poll: 35 percent say impeachment justified

Hill

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.

The results mirror how Americans felt at a similar point during the George W. Bush administration. A 2007 poll from Gallup found that 36 percent of Americans believed Congress had reason to begin impeachment proceedings, including 54 percent of Democrats and 9 percent of Republicans.

Last week, some Republicans — including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin — suggested that the GOP should try to impeach the president over his use of executive action.

“President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here,” Palin wrote in an essay on Breitbart.

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