Americans Turn Their Backs On Trump

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( – A YouGov/ The Economist poll has revealed that more than half of Americans support Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (D) for charging former President Donald Trump with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

More specifically 38 percent of U.S. adults have stated that they strongly approve of the choice to charge Trump, while 16 percent have claimed that they somewhat approved. Ten percent have stated that they are uncertain about how to feel about the decision while 36 percent disapprove of the choice. Of that 36 percent, 27 percent have stated that they strongly disapproved of the decision.

Trump has been charged in connection to a $130,000 hush money payment made on his behalf by his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election. Trump, who is also a presidential candidate in 2024, is the first sitting or former U.S. president to have faced criminal charges. During his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts.

Trump has accused Bragg’s investigation of being completely politically motivated and even accused the Manhattan prosecutor of trying to interfere with the GOP primary and presidential election. These are accusations that many other GOP members have also backed and perpetuated.

According to the survey, 49 percent of respondents believe that Trump was charged as a result of a legitimate investigation while 38 percent have characterized the probe as a “witch hunt.” Thirteen percent are unsure of the legitimacy of the investigation.

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