People have seen enough of President Joe Biden and his administration’s bumbling over the Afghan withdrawal and now wants him to resign.
A poll by Rasmussen Reports found that 52% of American voters believe President Biden should resign following his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, with 60% saying he should be impeached.
A total of 83% of Republicans believe Biden deserves to be impeached, with 58% Independents and 40% of Democrats agreeing.
In the latest shocking display of the president’s polling free fall, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that a majority, 52%, wants Biden to resign over the withdrawal alone. Just 39% disagree, far short of his political base.
The poll was conducted Aug. 30-31 of 1,000 likely American voters.
But, as other polls have shown, likely voters surveyed do not want Vice President Kamala Harris to step in, viewing her as unqualified.
The data, shared in advance with Secrets, are twins with the president’s weekly job approval rating, which also shows that the nation, for now, has given up on the aging president who sometimes appears fumbling.
Biden’s approval rating is also plummeting and sits about where former President Donald Trump’s approval-disapproval rating had sunk to at this stage in his presidency.
Reader Alert: Last night we recorded a new low single-overnight approval result in President Biden’s job approval history and today he will set a record low in our 3-day rolling approval avg. And this is not even the worst news we have from all voters for him this morning.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 1, 2021
If Biden does not resign — and there is no identification he ever would — an even larger majority of likely U.S. voters in the poll (60%) agreed with a call from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to impeach the president.
The statement used from the Rasmussen Reports poll was made Tuesday, Aug. 24 by Graham on Newsmax’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight.”
“I think Joe Biden deserves to be impeached because he’s abandoned thousands of Afghans who fought with us and he’s going to abandon some American citizens because he capitulated to the Taliban to a 31 August deadline,” Graham said.
Rasmussen explicitly asked respondents whether they agree with Graham’s statement made to Newsmax, and a supermajority did.
Just 37% said they disagree that Biden deserves to be impeached.
The alternative of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming president from a Biden resignation or impeachment likely did not sit well with U.S. voters in the poll either, however.
Just 38% say Harris is qualified to assume the duties of being president. A large majority of voters (58%) view Harris as unqualified to be president, including a near majority on its own (47%) responding she is “Not At All Qualified,” according to the poll.
“A desire to get Biden out of the White House does not translate to confidence in his vice president’s qualification to replace him,” Rasmussen Reports wrote in the summary of the poll results. “Among voters who believe Biden should resign because of the way the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled, only 13% think that Harris is at least somewhat qualified to assume the duties of being president.
“Conversely, among voters who don’t think Biden should resign, 74% say Harris is at least somewhat qualified to become president.”
The party breakdown in the poll on those calling for Biden’s resignation:
- 75% of Republicans.
- 48% of third-party or independent voters.
- 32% of Democrats.
The party breakdown in the poll on those “strongly” agreeing with Graham saying Biden deserves to be impeached:
- 69% of Republicans.
- 44% of third-party or independent voters.
- 26% of Democrats.
The party breakdown in the poll on those who see VP Harris as at least somewhat qualified to be president:
- Just 17% of Republicans.
- 32% of third-party or independent voters.
- 62% of Democrats. by Pulse Opinion Research. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,000 likely U.S. voters Aug. 30-31, along with fieldwork by Pulse Opinion Research. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.