The American people are skeptical of the Biden administration's political narrative about the House Republicans' impeachment inquiry, according to a recent poll.
Just 32% agree with the White House narrative that Biden is being victimized by Republicans, compared to 58% who say Biden is being "held accountable under the law like any other president."
The same poll found that Americans are split on whether Biden should actually be impeached.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) launched an impeachment inquiry into Biden earlier this month.
Democrats - and Biden's defenders in the mainstream media - have dismissed the impeachment as a baseless witch hunt.
But Republicans point to a plethora of evidence, including e-mails and texts from Hunter Biden's notorious abandoned laptop, to argue Joe Biden was directly involved in a potentially illegal influence peddling scheme.
Republicans are pursuing the issue with caution, wary of backlash at the polls. But impeaching Biden is not as unpopular as many Republicans in Congress may think.
44% support impeaching Biden and 47% do not, with independents split on the issue 46%-45%.
And most Americans say the Republicans' impeachment inquiry is appropriate, including 63% of independents. Just 29% of independents say Biden is being "unfairly victimized."
Americans are somewhat more sympathetic to Trump's claim that he is the target of a witch hunt. While 32% say Biden is being treated unfairly, 40% say Trump's four indictments are unfair, compared to 53% who say he is being treated appropriately under the law.
The poll had plenty of bad news for Democrats, finding broad discontent with Biden and skepticism of his leadership.
If the election were held today, Trump would defeat Biden by 10 points, the poll found. And 48% approve of the job Trump did as president, a 10-point increase since he left office.
The poll sampled 1,006 U.S. adults from September 15-20 with a margin of error of ± 3.5 percentage points.
Another poll from YouGov found that 48% of Americans believe Biden did something illegal through his involvement with his son, and more Americans approve (43%) of the impeachment inquiry than do not (38%). Meanwhile, 37% say Biden should be impeached.
If Republicans impeach Biden, it will undoubtedly be controversial - but Americans clearly aren't buying the "no evidence" spin from the White House and its lackeys in the media.