A majority of Americans believe they should be charged with federal criminal charges related to former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, according to a survey released Wednesday.
national Quinnipiac University poll reveals Fifty-four percent of Americans said Trump should face federal criminal charges, and 42 percent said he shouldn’t be charged with these crimes.
Independent voters specifically said they supported prosecuting Mr. Trump for the federal crimes in question by 20 points, with 57% supporting and 37% not.
Nearly all Democrats (95%) said Trump should be charged with election-related crimes, while 5% said he shouldn’t. Twelve percent of Republicans said he should be indicted, while 85 percent said he shouldn’t.
The poll was conducted Aug. 10-14 before the former president was indicted in Georgia on charges related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 state election.
Trump is also facing charges in federal court over his efforts to overturn the 2020 vote and his actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
In the same survey, nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans said they thought federal indictments related to the 2020 election were serious, compared with about one-third (32%). replied that it was not serious. Responses were similarly divided by party.
Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a press release, “Not only do a majority of Americans think the federal charges are serious, but more than half of Americans believe the former president should be prosecuted. I’m thinking,” he said.
Nearly half of respondents (49%) said the federal election-related indictments didn’t change their views of Trump, but 37% had a lower opinion of him after the indictment, and 12% had an improved opinion of him. I replied that it has increased.
A majority of Republicans either said they did not have a different opinion of Trump after the federal indictment (59%) or hold a more favorable view of him now (28). %). Only 11% of Republican respondents said the indictment would weaken their favorable view of President Trump.
Trump’s approval ratings among potential Republican voters have remained high and largely stable in recent weeks and months as the indictments made headlines.recently Morning Consultation VotingAccording to Tuesday’s update, Trump holds the support of 57% of potential Republican primary voters, 16% of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, 9% of Vivek Ramaswamy and former Deputy Mike Pence. followed by 7% of presidents.
The Quinnipiac poll covers 1,818 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.
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