Democrats Succeed At Tarnishing Trump’s Name

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

A Yahoo News-YouGov poll shows most registered voters don’t believe former President Donald Trump should be allowed to serve another term as President.

The poll is evidence the mounting legal battles the former President faces could affect his political future, at least, according to the 51 percent of registered voters who believe he shouldn’t be able to serve in the White House in the near future.

These voters say the allegations Trump faces for wrongdoing should be enough to preclude the former President from mounting another campaign.

Those who believe Trump should be allowed to mount another campaign only amount to 35 percent, with signs pointing to him losing his support among Republican voters.

The survey of 1,566 registered voters ran from September 23 to 27, starting a day after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a $250 million lawsuit against Trump, his company, and three of his children, alleging they had been involved in a plot to mislead investors and lenders through false financial statements.

But, the lawsuit is only the latest development in a string of investigations Trump is facing as he floats the possibility of a 2024 Presidential run.

The most damaging investigation into Trump appears to be the DOJ’s probe into his handling of classified documents after the FBI seized classified material from his Mar-a-Lago home.

However, Trump is gaining on Biden. In a hypothetical 2024 matchup between the ex-President and the current President, Trump only trails Biden by two percentage points — a four percentage point drop from the six-point lead Biden held over him in a previous Yahoo News-You Gov poll.

Among Republicans and conservative-leaning independents, though, Trump only musters 47 percent support for a 2024 Presidential run, while 36 percent say they’d like someone else to run.