Majority of Americans Believe President Joe Biden Was Involved in Hunter Biden’s ‘Business’ – A majority of Americans now believe that President Joe Biden was involved in business dealings with his son Hunter, and those were either unethical or illegal, two new polls found.
According to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Research survey, 63 percent of U.S. adults believe Biden’s handling of foreign business dealings with his troubled son were unethical or illegal – with 33 percent stating it was unethical and 30 percent saying it was illegal. Just 30 percent said they believed Biden did “nothing wrong.”
Along party lines, the divide was even greater. Sixty-five percent of Republicans said the president acted illegally in his son’s business dealings, while just eight percent of Democrats said the same. Yet, 32 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Republicans said the elder Biden acted “unethically.”
While just three percent of GOP respondents said that they believed President Biden did nothing wrong, 58 percent of Democrats felt the same.
Another poll from Fox News also found that most Americans now believe Hunter Biden did something illegal in relation to his business dealings in Ukraine and China. In that survey, which was released on Monday, 52 percent of respondents said that the younger Biden’s business dealings were illegal, and that is up from 50 percent in August, and up by 13 points since last December, when 39 percent of respondents said they thought he committed a crime.
The new survey further found that 40 percent of voters believe President Biden did something unlawful regarding his son’s business dealings. Twenty-nine percent said that the president acted unethically but not criminally, while 28 percent maintained he did not wrong.
What About Trump?
The Fox News poll also found that a majority of Americans – 52 percent – now believe that former President Donald Trump did something illegal in connection to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as well as in his handling of classified documents.
About a quarter of respondents – 23 percent – said that Trump did something wrong, but not illegal, while another 24 percent said he did nothing wrong. The findings were also split on party lines, with 86 percent of Democrats saying that Trump did something illegal. Fifty-five percent of independents felt the same.
Republican views were more mixed. Eighteen percent said the former president did something illegal, 35 percent said he did something wrong but not illegal, and 45 percent maintained he did nothing wrong.
Is The Legal System Fair?
The Fox News poll also asked respondents whether they believed the U.S. legal system was treating Hunter Biden and Donald Trump fairly, and over half of the respondents said they believed both men were being treated justly – with 68 percent affirming that fact for the younger Biden while 55 percent felt the same for Trump.
By contrast, 44 percent of respondents in the poll said Trump was being unfairly treated by the courts, compared to just 25 percent for Hunter Biden. The majority of Democrats (60 percent), Republicans (75 percent), and independents (72 percent) said they felt Biden was treated fairly, while the views were more on party lines with Trump.
Nine in 10 Democrats said Trump was being treated impartially, while eight in 10 Republicans said he was not receiving just treatment by the courts. Independents were split with 56 percent fair vs. 40 percent unfair.
Even as the majority of Americans question the business dealings of both President Biden and former President Trump, they are now the frontrunners for their respective party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential race.
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