More than half of Americans believe President Joe Biden was likely involved in his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings, including a majority of independents, according to exclusive polling for DailyMail.com.
A new poll with JL Partners found that 51 percent suspected the president was complicit in the controversy, which is being investigated by Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Justice Department.
The latest troubling results come just 24 hours before the Republican Party holds its first hearing into the Biden family’s foreign affairs.
Republican Rep. James Comer also revealed Tuesday night that Hunter listed Joe’s Wilmington, Delaware, home as his address in two wire transfers from China worth more than $250,000.
The president’s involvement in his son’s deals will also likely be a topic during the second Republican presidential debate Wednesday night in California.
More than half of Americans believe President Joe Biden was likely involved in his son’s foreign business dealings, including a majority of independents, according to exclusive polling conducted for DailyMail.com
Republicans were most likely to believe President Joe Biden was involved in son Hunter’s controversial business dealings, while Democrats were least likely. A difficult figure for Biden, however, is that 55 percent of independents felt this way
Another 34 percent of Americans said the president was probably not involved — as the White House has stated.
Republicans were much more likely to believe the president was involved; 92 percent agreed with that statement, compared to 11 percent of Democrats.
But the troubling number for Biden, who is running for re-election, is that 55 percent of independents believed he was involved in Hunter’s business practices.
Independent voters are needed to win the general election.
Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine and China have long been under the public microscope.
Former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment involved his failed pressure campaign on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential election, when the current president was looking like the strongest Democratic candidate.
Cut to 2023 and Republicans in the House of Representatives have made it a central mission to try to connect the dots between Hunter’s troubled business practices — which took place amid a highly publicized crack cocaine addiction — and the president.
Earlier this month, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, under pressure from his right flank, announced that the House would open an impeachment inquiry against the president to further investigate his son’s business deals.
On Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said President Biden’s home in Delaware was listed as the address of the beneficiary of two wire transfers Hunter received from China.
“Bank records don’t lie, but President Joe Biden does,” Comer said Tuesday evening.
The DailyMail.com poll found that 48 percent of Americans believed former President Donald Trump’s criminal charges were worse than those against President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
Among respondents, Hispanic Americans were the most likely to believe the president was involved in Hunter’s business deals at 59 percent.
Republicans under Trump have made gains in Hispanic communities in recent years.
Additionally, 55 percent of white Americans said the president was likely involved.
By comparison, only 24 percent of black Americans believed this type of corruption occurred.
Overall, however, the DailyMail.com poll found that 48 percent of Americans believed the charges against Trump — who has been indicted four times since March — are more serious than those facing Hunter.
Trump faces a litany of federal and state charges stemming from the 2016 hush money payments, his mishandling of classified documents and his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Thirty-five percent of Americans say Hunter’s criminal charges are worse.
Hunter was charged earlier this month with lying on a form about his drug use while obtaining a gun.
The charges came after a plea deal collapsed that would have allowed him to avoid jail time on gun charges by pleading guilty to failing to pay taxes.
“The indictment and investigation against Hunter may not be a central issue in the election, but it allows the Republican candidate to tarnish any claim Biden might have to be the judge’s nominee — something that helped him get elected him to president,” said JL Partners Founding Partner James Johnson. “Nonetheless, to core swing voters, it is seen as a minor thing compared to Trump’s charges.”