New Poll Claims Half of Americans Support Trump ‘Guilty’ Verdict

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In a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday, approximately half of Americans believe that former President Trump should terminate his campaign, characterizing his guilty verdict as “correct.”

On Thursday, Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents, marking the first time a former president has been convicted of a crime.

Exactly 50% of the respondents who were surveyed believed that the New York jury’s guilty verdict was the correct decision, while 49% believed that Trump should promptly withdraw from the presidential race.

Nevertheless, Trump’s favorability did not decrease in the poll when contrasted with previous editions.

Prior to and subsequent to his conviction, approximately 31% of Americans maintained an optimistic assessment of the former president.

The charges were associated with hush money payments that were made in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election with the intention of concealing alleged past affairs between Trump and an adult film celebrity.

The poll indicates that the trial is divisive, with just under half of the respondents (47 percent) concurring with Trump that the charges against him are politically motivated.

Fifty-one percent of respondents expressed their conviction that Trump made a deliberate mistake in the case, while twelve percent believed that he made a mistake unintentionally.

According to the survey, only 18 percent of Republicans concurred with the guilty verdict, while 83 percent of Democrats did. 52 percent of independents, a critical voting cohort, expressed their agreement with the guilty verdict.

The poll also indicates that President Biden remains unpopular.

The president’s approval rating is 32 percent, which is 1 point lower than it was one month ago and virtually identical to that of Trump.

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