Liberals and establishment Republicans seek to sell the narrative that House Republicans misstepped by promoting an agenda based on investigations, especially of President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Yet a new poll indicates that most voters who aren’t hardcore Democrats support the GOP-led House getting to the bottom of the information on Hunter’s laptop and whether President Biden profited off his son’s business deals.
Rasmussen Reports, a right-leaning pollster, noted earlier this week that 62% of respondents “approve of the House GOP’s investigation of Hunter Biden’s overseas deals.” That number included 42% who said they “strongly approve” of such probes.
On the other hand, 34% disapprove, with 23% of that group “strongly” objecting.
An almost equal number agree that Hunter’s computer is a major news and political issue. In all, 63% of voters say Hunter’s laptop is important, including 41% who said it’s very important. That compares to 35% who indicate the laptop story is unimportant, including 18% who argue it’s “not at all important.”
As expected, partisan politics played a part.
Only 37% of Democrats back the GOP’s agenda, while 59% oppose it. Republicans, meanwhile, staunchly favor the idea, by an 86-13 margin.
Yet in this instance, the Republicans have won over the middle.
Among independent voters, 63% align with Republicans in seeking answers to the Bidens’ cozy financial relationships with overseas interests, while 31% disapprove.
Overall, 61% of voters told the pollster they believe “it’s likely – including 44% who say it’s Very Likely – that Joe Biden was consulted about and perhaps profited from his son Hunter’s overseas business deals including at least one involving a company in mainland China.”
Comparatively, just 34% say they don’t think President “Big Guy” Biden was informed of Hunter’s dealmaking.