Americans Lose Faith In Trump

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A newly-released poll showed that nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans shared that former President Donald Trump should not be allowed to serve as President again if he was convicted of a “serious” crime.

More than half (52 percent) said they believe Trump has committed a serious crime at some point.

The data came from a Yahoo News and YouGov poll.

The former President faces multiple investigations, including a Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into alleged hush money he paid to adult movie star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election and two Department of Justice probes into his handling of classified documents and his role in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Fifty-two percent also said they consider falsifying business documents to hide money paid to a porn star as a serious crime.

Trump was charged in early April with 34 felony counts during the Manhattan criminal investigation for falsifying business records. He pleaded not guilty.

Some 66 percent also said conspiring to overturn the results of a presidential election is a serious crime. In comparison, 63 percent and 64 percent shared that they consider blocking an election and inciting rebellion against the federal government as a serious crime.

Additionally, 63 percent said they considered taking classified documents from the White House and refusing to hand them over a serious crime.

Trump’s lawyers were seen meeting with federal prosecutors on Monday (June 5) about the case of the classified documents, following reporting on CNN that prosecutors had obtained a July 2021 recording of the former President discussing a document in his possession.

In the recording, Trump reportedly admits that the document was still classified and told the two authors he could not show them because they didn’t have security clearance.