Sixty percent of Americans believe that President Joe Biden participated in the business dealings of his son, Hunter, according to a new poll.
A majority of respondents in a poll conducted last week by Harvard University's Center for American Political Studies said they believe Biden "helped and participated in Hunter Biden's business."
Eighty-one percent of GOP respondents to the poll believed Joe Biden participated, as did 39 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of independents.
Additionally, 46 percent of respondents had a "favorable" or "very favorable" view of Joe Biden, while 49 percent had a "very unfavorable" or "unfavorable" view. Just 24 percent said they had a favorable view of Hunter Biden, while 55 percent said they view him unfavorably.
Biden has faced persistent allegations that he had knowledge of his son's foreign business dealings. Hunter Biden's former business associate Tony Bobulinski said he met with the father and son in 2017 to discuss a business venture with a Chinese energy firm, CEFC China Energy. Hunter Biden sent a threatening message that year to an executive at the firm that invoked his father's name, saying he was sitting next to his father and that "we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled." Photographs on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop place him at his father's Wilmington, Del., house the day the message was sent.
Former House speaker Kevin McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry into Biden in September that probes the president's involvement in his son's business dealings. The inquiry may wrap up soon after the start of the new year, as Politico reported Tuesday that Republicans hope to decide by then whether to file articles of impeachment. Some GOP lawmakers have expressed skepticism over whether it would be necessary to pursue impeachment.