Almost half of voters support Biden impeachment inquiry, poll shows
Driving the news: House Republicans are set to hold their first hearing on Biden's impeachment inquiry — opened by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) without a House vote — on Sept. 28.
By the numbers: 48% of all voters surveyed said they support the current impeachment probe into the president surrounding "the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, and other family members."
- Out of those voters, 36% of Democrats support Biden's impeachment inquiry, compared to 63% of Republicans.
- Nearly half of Independent voters said they support the inquiry, according to the poll.
Flashback: A smaller share of voters supported former President Trump's first impeachment proceedings compared to Biden's, according to previous Morning Consult polling.
- 37% of voters said "Congress should begin impeachment proceedings" toward then-President Trump to remove him from office, a 2019 POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found.
- Meanwhile, half of voters in that poll said Congress should not begin an impeachment into Trump, and 12% were undecided.
- Trump was acquitted in both impeachments, though he is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
Methodology: The poll surveyed 1,933 registered voters between Sept. 15-17 and had an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.