Voters Flip On Donald Trump

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

( – A recent national survey indicates that over half of Americans believe the former President Trump should face legal consequences for his actions in attempting to reverse the 2020 election results.

In the study conducted by Quinnipiac University, 54% of participants stated that Trump should be charged federally, in contrast to the 42% who disagreed. Significantly, among independent voters, 57% endorsed such prosecution, while 37% did not.

The study also highlighted a distinct party divide: an overwhelming 95% of Democrats favored legal action against Trump for these allegations, whereas only 12% of Republicans did.

This survey took place from August 10 to 14, prior to the ex-president being charged in Georgia over actions concerning the 2020 election outcome. Furthermore, Trump is facing federal charges for his role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol incident.

In the same study, 64% of the respondents felt that the federal charges tied to the 2020 election were grave, while 32% did not. This split was notably along party lines.

Quinnipiac’s polling analyst, Tim Malloy, commented, “A significant number of Americans not only consider these charges to be grave but also believe that the former leader should be held accountable.”

When asked about the impact of the federal indictment on their perception of Trump, 49% said their view remained unchanged, while 37% had a less favorable opinion, and 12% viewed him in a more positive light.

Among Republicans, 59% maintained their stance about Trump post-indictment, 28% viewed him more positively, and only 11% expressed a less favorable opinion.

Recent polls reflect that Trump’s backing among probable GOP voters remains robust. Data from a recent Morning Consult poll showed Trump leading with 57% support from potential Republican primary voters, trailed by figures like Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis at 16%, Vivek Ramaswamy at 9%, and former Vice President Mike Pence at 7%.

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