A new poll dropped over the weekend over whether there should be a Justice Department probe into Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden regarding their actions in Ukraine and China.
A total of 57 percent of respondents said they support it.
In the new poll by Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP, published on Friday, only 37 percent of respondents were against investigating them.
Hunter Biden’s shameful history is also resurfacing. In case you hadn’t been aware, Hunter Biden was tapped as a “direct commission officer” in the U.S. Navy Reserve. What’s that? It’s a special officer-school pass you get when you know someone high ranking.
Interestingly, when he was selected, they gave him both an age-related waiver and a waiver over a past drug-related incident. Soon after, Joe Biden administered the commissioning oath to his son in a White House ceremony.
Not even a month later, Biden was discharged after testing positive for cocaine during a urinalysis test. He claims he hadn’t taken cocaine on purpose, but rather that someone slipped it into his cigarettes. He didn’t appeal the matter, figuring that if he didn’t, it wouldn’t make the press.
He was wrong. A Navy official leaked the story to the Wall Street Journal.
Now he’s back in hot water.
The poll explored recent headlines on Ukraine, all over President Donald Trump’s calls for the Bidens to be investigated and the Democrats’ push to impeach him over those calls. It demonstrated they are having a negative impact on the former vice president.
A closer look at the poll shows that because of the Ukraine issue, eight percent said they were more likely to vote for Biden. But a total of 23 percent said they were more likely to vote against him.
Here’s the back story on the former vice president’s son, Hunter Biden.
Hunter sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company and was paid $50,000 a month for no discernible work. This all happened while his father was tasked with overseeing Ukraine for the White House.
Joe Biden then pushed the Ukrainian government to fire a former chief prosecutor, an individual who had opened an investigation into the company’s CEO.
Of course the Bidens have denied doing anything improper. On top of that, the former vice president has denied ever speaking to his son about his work.
But now we’re seeing conflicting accounts, including from his own son. There’s also a picture of him, his son, and a Ukrainian gas executive on a golfing trip together.
On top of that, Hunter also had ties with an investment firm that raised funds in China. To complicate matters even more, he once accompanied his father on a work trip to China and appeared to further those ties during that trip.
In total, the poll surveyed 900 adults. They were contacted via mobile phones and landlines from September 26 to October 3. There’s said to be a 3.3-point margin of error, and the poll’s Ukraine-related questions show the views of a subset of 748 people.
On top of that, the poll demonstrated that President Trump was not being significantly affected by Democrat calls to impeach him.
This, after a biased whistleblower complaint expressed concerns he was withholding military aid in exchange for help with the 2020 elections.
Looking deeper at the poll, it evidenced that as a result of the impeachment inquiry, 15 percent said they were more likely to vote for Trump. Another 18 percent said they were more likely to vote against him.
But in a head-to-head matchup, the poll showed Trump has made gains against Biden.
Prior to this, Trump 54 to 42 percent in September. He now only leads Trump 51 percent to 44 percent, with big gains towards Trump from independents.
In September, Biden led Trump 55 to 37 percent, which was an 18 percentage point lead. That’s dropped to 46 to 45 percent — only a one percentage point lead. And let’s not forget how well all of the polls turned out in the 2016 elections.
One more thing. The poll also showed that Trump’s job approval rating has actually risen in October, despite calls for his impeachment – climbing from 39 percent to 43 percent during the month.
In total, 48 percent approved of Trump’s handling of the economy, versus 39 percent that did not.
In the meantime, a retired cop running for public office has put together a petition to remove California’s current governor from power.
Over the last 40 years, Sergeant Burton Brink has served the San Gabriel Valley, starting as a young 14-year-old as a police explorer with the Arcadia Police Department, serving all the way up through a position as a sergeant.
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And now he’s setting his sights on leading his community through a seat in public office.
Brink is setting his sights on a position within the California State’s Assembly. And in order to create real change, he’s starting with his petition to remove the current governor from his seat.
“We need change here in California, on a large-scale level,” Brink told LET. “I have seen firsthand how the laws coming out of Sacramento have hurt my law enforcement partners, my neighbors and my community.”
Brink said his decision to challenge the current elected leaders came from years of sitting by as a member of law enforcement, repeatedly watching dangerous criminals being released back into the streets.
And that’s the major reason he’s going after California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“As a veteran law enforcement officer, I have been working in our community taking criminals to jail, only to have our legislature in Sacramento, let them back out, by tying the hands of law enforcement and judges. I have investigated numerous shootings, robberies, burglaries, drive-by shootings and criminal gang activity. I have the pulse of what is happening in our communities and with what our law enforcement officers must contend with. I have prioritized public safety as one of my focuses for keeping our communities safe!”
Essentially, Brink is sick of seeing resolutions put into place that puts his community in danger.
“There’s plenty that our government can cut, before compromising public safety and letting career criminals out of jail,” Brink said. “I fully support the three strikes law, and I oppose any form of early release that Propositions 47 and 57 and AB-109 have caused, making our communities less safe.”
The veteran law enforcement officer, who retired after 40 years of service, says he’s the only candidate on the bill that knows the streets, knows the community and can steer it in the direction it needs to go.
“I’m the only candidate running who has the experience to make our neighborhoods safe again,” he said. “That’s why I earned the endorsement of the Professional Peace Officers’ Association (PPOA) and it’s over 8,700 members across Los Angeles County.”
Brink’s Facebook page dives in further to his efforts to remove Governor Newsom from power.
Brink began as a reserve police officer with the Monterey Park Police Department, then moved to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, eventually retiring as a sergeant after 29 years.
Burton Brink grew up in Arcadia. His family has lived in the California town since 1967.
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He’s been awarded the “10851” pin for recovery of stolen vehicles in 1993, the “Legendary Lawman” award in 2003, the “In The Line Of Duty” award in 2016, and the “Distinguished Service Award” in 2017, all from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Burton has spent his entire life working and living in the community. He says his goal is to continue to fight for safety and progression of new laws to make the community safe again.
Want to see more on where Brink stands on current issues? Visit his campaign site to see his position on crime, public safety, jobs, immigration and more.