A poll by YouGov for the Huffington Post finds that 35 percent of Americans think that Congress would be justified in beginning impeachment proceedings against President Obama; 44 percent said no and 21 percent were not sure.
Big surprise: The partisan divide was huge. Sixty-eight percent of Repubs said yes; just 9 percent of Dems said so.
The next surprise: When Gallup asked the same question about President George W. Bush in 2007, 54 percent of Dems said yes, Congress would be justified in beginning impeachment proceedings. Just 9 percent of Repubs agreed.
The third shoe: In 1998, the House actually did impeach President Bill Clinton. (The Senate, of course, did not remove him from office.) A 2001 ABC/WashPost poll found that 77 percent of Republicans and 45 percent of independents, but only 17 percent of Democrats, thought the impeachment had been justified.
Full Huff Post story is here.