Poll: Almost Half of Democrats Believe Indicting Trump Is An “Abuse of Power”

Photo edit of former U.S. President Donald Trump and Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Popacta.
Photo edit of former U.S. President Donald Trump and Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Popacta.

A recently conducted survey by Rasmussen Reports has shown that a significant portion of Democratic voters believe that the grand jury indictment of former President Donald Trump by the Manhattan district attorney would constitute an “outrageous abuse of power,” something that may be considered troubling to the mainstream media.

According to the survey, almost half of all Democratic voters hold this view, indicating a growing divide within the Democratic party over how to handle Trump’s legal issues.

Survey Details

  • Pollsters surveyed 964 likely voters between March 22-23 and 26, 2023, and showed a +/- 3 percent margin of sampling error with a 95% confidence level.
  • 46% of Democrats voters surveyed believe that indicting Trump would be an “outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.”
  • 77% of Republicans, 46% of Democrats, and 55% of unaffiliated voters at least somewhat agree that prosecuting Trump in Manhattan would be “an outrageous abuse of power.”
  • 58% of Democrats, 15% of Republicans, and 29% of unaffiliated voters strongly approve of the Manhattan DA bringing criminal charges against Trump.
  • At least 52% of Democrats, 14% of Republicans, and 31% of politically homeless voters say it is very likely that Trump committed crimes.
  • 59% somewhat agree that the prosecution would reflect an outrageous abuse of power in the Stormy Daniels-related case.

Background Information

Reportedly, Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg might be responsible for indicting former President Trump. However, many legal experts have expressed doubt about the strength of the case against Trump. The prosecutors’ claim that he used an illegal campaign contribution to hide the $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential campaign is being characterized as tenuous. The original charge against Trump is a misdemeanor that is six years old. The payment was recorded as a legal expense, supported by a retainer agreement with Cohen, but the legitimacy of this agreement has been called into question. This situation opens up the possibility of a misdemeanor criminal charge for falsifying business records. It’s worth noting that Trump personally signed multiple checks to Cohen while he held the office of president. Despite the ongoing investigations, Trump remains undeterred as he launches his third bid for the White House.

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