Highlight: Most Americans don’t want Obama impeachment: Poll

President Obama speaks at the LA Trade

Most Americans don’t want Obama impeachment: Poll

President Obama speaks at the LA Trade

President Barack Obama speaks on economy at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 24, 2014.
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>by Nisha Chittal Updated

Sarah Palin may think President Obama deserves impeachment, but a poll released Friday found most Americans disagree.

A new CNN/ORC International poll found that 65% of Americans do not think Obama should be impeached. Just 33% said they feel Obama should be booted from the White House, according to the poll.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, recently called for the GOP to impeach the president over his executive actions on immigration, writing in an op-ed for Breitbart.com, “the many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored.”However, her calls for impeachment have received little support from the rest of the GOP, including House Speaker John Boehner, who insists his planned lawsuit against Obama is not a sign Republicans are plotting impeachment proceedings against the president.

The CNN poll found that 57% of Americans surveyed disagreed with Boehner’s lawsuit. Forty-one percent of respondents agreed with the lawsuit.

The House Rules Committee voted 7-4 on Thursday to advance the lawsuit, which focuses on Obama’s executive order to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act. The full House of Representatives, which Republicans control, is expected to consider the lawsuit next week before leaving Washington for the August recess.

The CNN/ORC poll was conducted between July 18 and July 20 among 1,012 respondents. Its margin of error was +/- 3 percentage points.


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