Poll: Majority say Hunter Biden's role on Ukrainian energy board was bad judgment

A majority of Americans say Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company was the result of bad judgment, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll.

Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma Holdings between 2014 and 2019 was a result of “bad judgment.”


Twenty-seven percent of those polled said they thought it was illegal for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s son to serve on the board.

Hunter Biden is not accused of any crimes for being a board member on Burisma. 

“When told about Hunter Biden’s financial deals in the Ukraine and China, voters did not think they were crimes but overwhelmingly saw them as bad judgment,” Mark PennMark PennThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden leads Trump by 6 points in new poll Biden leads Trump by 6 points as voters sour on pandemic response: poll Poll: Two-thirds of voters say the economy is on the wrong track MORE, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris poll said in a statement to The Hill. “About half the electorate believed Hunter Biden should return all the money has received from these ventures.”

Hunter Biden told ABC News last month that he did nothing improper by serving on the company’s board, but acknowledged that taking the position may have shown “poor judgment.”

Multiple committees in the House are investigating President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s efforts to place pressure on Ukraine to investigate the Bidens as part of the impeachment inquiry.

The House voted largely along party lines on Thursday to support the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s conduct on Ukraine.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll surveyed 1,810 registered voters from Oct. 29-31 The poll is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll. The Hill will be working with Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll throughout 2019.

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Full poll results will be posted online later this week. The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.

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