Trump Loses the Trust of Voters?

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( – The Yahoo News-YouGov poll found that 62% Americans believe that should former President Donald Trump be convicted of a “serious” crime, he should not be permitted to serve a second term in the White House. According to the respondents, 52 percent, that is more than half of Americans, think that Trump had committed a serious crime in the past.

Currently, Trump is facing a number of legal challenges and probes. He recently became the first U.S. president in history, either sitting or former, to be charged in a criminal case, following the conclusion of the Manhattan DA’s investigation into a hush money payment made on his behalf to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection to this case, and he pleaded not guilty in early April. Fifty-two percent of Americans have stated that this case is in their mind a serious crime.

Apart from this case, Trump is also in the middle of two investigations by the Department of Justice. One of the federal investigations deals with his handling of classified documents after he left the White House in 2021, while the other one is looking into his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and more specifically his role in the Jan. 6, Capitol attack. He was recently indicted for the classified documents case.

Around 66 percent of Americans believe that conspiring to overturn the presidential election results was a serious crime, 63 percent stated the same about trying to obstruct the election certification, and 64 percent expressed that aiding an insurrection would constitute a serious crime.

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