Push to impeach Obama gains steam
Original post made by Jim, another community, on Jan 31, 2013
Of greater concern for liberals: the poll was conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
In the crosstabs, PPP broke this down by party affiliation with Democrats opposed 83 percent to 12 percent, Republicans in favor 67 percent to 18 percent, and Independents opposed 54 percent to 32 percent.
Amazing that even 12 percent of Democrats support impeachment.
Also interesting was the racial breakdown concerning this issue with Whites supporting impeachment 48 percent to 41 percent, Blacks opposed 80 percent to 15 percent, and Hispanics opposed 58 percent to 30 percent.
Again, it's amazing that even 15 percent of Blacks and 30 percent of Hispanics would support his impeachment. Perhaps if the survey had indicated exactly what might be the constitutional grounds for impeachment, even more would have supported the impeachment.
It was also fascinating to see the breakdown by age as people older than 65 supported impeachment 46 percent to 38 percent.
So in Texas, the older you are, the more likely you want Obama impeached.
Something else to consider is that, inexplicably, 56 percent of respondents were women with 44 percent men. This probably reflected the PPP's left-leaning bias in favor of women against what social science research shows, which is that men tend to be more rational than women in matters political.
As women, not surprisingly, were far more likely to oppose impeachment (53 percent to 36 percent) than men (46 percent to 41 percent), a more equal sampling of the sexes would have found a greater percentage of Texans supporting impeachment.