- Jul 31, 2018
Polling done by YouGov in association with The Economist and completed August 8 finds that some two-thirds of Americans believe that former President Donald Trump committed a criminal act amid his highly publicized attempts after the last presidential race to overturn its result, meaning Joe...
Overwhelming Majority Of Registered Voters Say Trump’s A Criminal In New SurveyPolling done by YouGov in association with The Economist and completed August 8 finds that some two-thirds of Americans believe that former President Donald Trump committed a criminal act amid his highly publicized attempts after the last presidential race to overturn its result, meaning Joe Biden’s victory.
Among general respondents, those agreeing with the idea Trump committed a crime reached 67 percent. Among just registered voters, the portion shot up even further, hitting 70 percent. Those identified as either politically independent or moderate in their ideological orientation agreed in roughly similar numbers. Even among Republicans, 24 percent said they believed Trump to have committed criminal activity while trying to stop Joe Biden from taking office, though Trump remains the front-runner in the GOP presidential primary ahead of the 2024 elections.
The polling also featured questions about the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, when mobs of supporters of then-President Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol complex and attempted to block the planned Congressional certification of the presidential election results from moving forward. A full 47 percent of registered voters said they believe the former president and continued presidential contender should be charged with a crime in connection to what happened that day. One out of every ten Republicans said so.
The criminal charges Trump is already facing that broadly relate to that day cover his more wide-reaching political schemes to stay in power despite authorities across multiple levels of government attesting to the security of the election just held. Trump is expected to face another criminal case soon in Georgia, with grand jury presentations — meaning the local prosecutor bringing her case to the jury that would need to approve any charges — possible this week. Trump has been spreading an utterly baseless rumor that the local prosecutor, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, may have had an affair with a member of an allegedly criminal gang that she’s targeting in a separate prosecution. Clearly, Trump is desperate.