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

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

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 BidenDonald Trump Jr. to self-publish book 'Liberal Privilege' before GOP convention Tom Price: Here's how we can obtain more affordable care The Memo: Democrats feel rising tide in Florida 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 Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Mark Penn 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 TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' 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.

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.