American Voters Turn On Donald Trump

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

A new CBS News/ YouGov poll showed that two-thirds of respondents believe that Congress should not get involved in any of the legal probes relating to former President Donald Trump.

The poll was published on Monday and it showed that 67 percent of respondents stated that GOP lawmakers should not try to interfere with any of the probes relating to former President Trump. Only 33 percent of respondents believe that the GOP should attempt to stop law enforcement investigations.

The results in this poll were also vastly different along party lines, with 56 percent of Republicans claiming that GOP lawmakers should attempt to interfere, while 21 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of independents believe the same.

Seventy-nine percent of Democrat respondents suggested that there should be no interference and that the legal investigations into Trump should be allowed to continue without interference. Similarly, 73 percent of Independents and 44 percent of Republicans also suggested that the probes should be allowed to run without any interference.

Former President Trump who announced his third presidential campaign last November, recently became the first U.S. president, sitting or former, to face criminal charges after being indicted by a Manhattan court earlier this month. Trump has been charged with 34 counts of falsifying business documents connected to a $130,000 payment made by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about their alleged affair. Trump has repeatedly denied both the affair and any wrongdoing related to this case.