Thirty-three percent (33%) of voters nationwide believe former Vice President Joe Biden behaved appropriately in his relations with the Ukrainian government president. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 31% disagree and believe Biden behaved inappropriately. A week ago, those numbers were reversed. Thirty-five percent (36%) are not sure.
Democrats, by a 50% to 15% margin, believe the former Vice President conducted himself in an appropriate manner. Republicans, by a 50% to 23% margin, take the opposite view. Independent voters are more evenly divided–24% say the behavior was appropriate while 32% say inappropriate.
Data released earlier showed that 43% of voters believe President Trump behaved inappropriately in his relations with the Ukranian government. Perceptions of the president’s behavior also improved compared to the preceding week.
Significantly, just 44% of all voters know that while Biden was Vice President his son received a multi-million dollar contract from the Ukraine. That’s up three points from a week ago. The total includes 58% of Republicans, 38% of Democrats, and 38% of Independent voters.
Nineteen percent (19%) believe the former vice-president committed treason on that call. That includes 33% of Republicans, 13% of Independents, and 13% of Democrats (see crosstab results). By way of comparison, 28% believe that President Trump committed treason in relations with the Ukrainian government.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted October 3-4, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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