Most Americans say Biden’s business dealings with his son are unethical: survey

Most American adults say President Biden’s business dealings with his son, Hunter Biden, are either unethical or illegal, according to a new poll.

Results from The Associated Press-NORC Research Center survey, published Saturday, show 63 percent of U.S. adults believe Biden’s handling of foreign business dealings with his son are unethical or illegal — 33 percent unethical, 30 percent illegal respectively.

Just 30 percent of the public said Biden did “nothing wrong,” according to the survey.

When broken down by political party the divide is much wider. Republicans are more likely (65 percent) to say the president acted illegally in his business relationship with Hunter Biden. Only 8 percent of Democrats said the same.

More Democrats (32 percent) than Republicans (31 percent), however, said they believed Biden acted “unethically,” but not “illegally.”


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Fifty-eight percent of Democrats said the sitting president has “not done anything wrong.” Only 3 percent of Republican respondents felt the same way.

The poll comes just over a month since former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) directed the House to launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden.s

The House, led by Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.), held it’s first impeachment hearing late last month.

However, they have yet to find evidence that Biden directly financially benefited from his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings, or proved that he made any policy decisions because of them.

When asked whether they approved of the inquiry, most of the poll respondents (65 percent) said they disapproved or were neutral on the matter. Just 33 percent said they support the probe.

Republicans, once again, were more likely to approve of the inquiry. Sixty-seven percent of Republicans said they supported the decision, while only 7 percent of Democrats said the same.

When it comes to neutrality on the subject, Republicans and Democrats had similar views — with 19 percent and 21 percent respectively.

Still, 44 percent said they hadn’t read or heard much about the inquiry.

The AP-NORC poll was conducted Oct. 5-9 and surveyed 1,163 adults. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

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