Republicans Stand Up For Trump

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( – A new Rasmussen Reports survey conducted both online and over the phone has shown that there is a big difference in how voters perceive former President Donald Trump’s latest indictment on charges connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

Trump was indicted and pleaded not guilty to four counts last week in relation to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The four charges that the Washington, D.C., grand jury indicted him for were conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

While 77 percent of Democrats approve of these charges, 69 percent of Republicans hold the opposite opinion. Independent voters are a bit more equally divided with 44 percent approving and 52 percent disapproving of Trump’s indictment. Out of those who disapprove, 38 percent stated that they strongly disapproved.

Fifty-nine percent of likely voters have also stated that the Supreme Court is going to deem the indictment unconstitutional, while 31 percent believe that it is unlikely for the Supreme Court to issue such a ruling. Finally, 32 percent argued that it was unlikely that the Supreme Court was going overturn the charges against Trump.

Byron York wrote about Trump’s indictment in the Washington Examiner pointing out that the indictment could not be any “more political” than what it is. He further claimed that the main target was a political speech which they have stated is “criminal activity. The poll showed that the majority of the voters agreed with that statement. More specifically 56 percent of voters agree with the statement while 36 percent disagree.

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