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Poll: 35 percent of Americans want Obama impeached

For all the talk on the conservative right about a push to impeach President Obama, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of will for it on Main Street.

A new CNN/ORC poll shows that just 35 percent of Americans want Congress to pursue action against the president. The results fall heavily along party lines and, CNN points out, mirror the sentiments around the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998.

“Anti-impeachment sentiment is roughly where it was for past presidents – 67% opposed Bill Clinton’s impeachment in September 1998, and 69% opposed impeaching George W. Bush when a few Democrats began talking about it in 2006,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

The poll, details below, indicates 57 percent of Republicans want Obama impeached, but only 35 percent of independents and 13 percent of Democrats would push to removed Obama from office.

This look at the state of the warring sides of the aisle comes just a day after the House advanced on a Speaker John Boehner-led effort to sue the president for failing to implement the Affordable Care Act.

Only two U.S. presidents have been through the impeachmen process in history – Andrew Johnson in the Reconstruction after the Civil War and Clinton in the midst of a sex scandal during his second term, though neither was convicted. President Richard Nixon was destined for impeachment before resigning in disgrace in 1974.

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CNN/ORC Obama impeachment poll