Donald Trump Hit by Triple Polling Setback Following Guilty Verdict

Voters react sharply to recent verdict on Trump.

by Nouman Rasool
Donald Trump Hit by Triple Polling Setback Following Guilty Verdict
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In a dramatic sequence of events, former President Donald Trump has suffered a crushing backlash in the polls since his conviction in a Manhattan criminal trial. Just 48 hours after he was found guilty on multiple counts of falsifying business records related to a hush money payment, three separate polls have painted a bleak picture for his political future.

A YouGov poll conducted immediately after the verdict interviewed 3,040 U.S. adults, of whom 50% believe Trump to be guilty, 30% do not, and 19% remain unsure. The poll's margin of error is ±2.3%, showing a stark partisan divide: Only 15% of Republicans, 86% of Democrats, and 48% of independents see Trump as guilty.

Poll Reveals Divisions

More specifically, a Morning Consult poll reports that 54% of registered voters approve of the verdict, while 39% do not. Significantly, 51% of voters report that Trump should discontinue running for prePresident'sfice.

This is where a clear party split occurs, with Trump's ongoing solid Republican backing despite the verdict. "A Reuters/Ipsos poll also shows how the decision has potential long-term effects for the Trump campaign, as there appears to have been a shift in voters' dispositions after the verdict.

While a large share of Republicans (55%) and Independents (58%) said the ruling didn't change their opinion about Trump, a significant minority of his party becomes less likely to vote for him now." However, the Trump campaign is combative in the face of this polling gloom.

In a statement, Steven Cheung, Trump's campaign communications director, said there was a post-verdict bounce, record-breaking continued fundraising, and evidence from the Daily Mail/J.L. Partners poll of the impressive post-verdict jump in Trump approval.

That poll showed a 6% rise in those who viewed the PrePresidentre favourably than the 16% who viewed him more negatively. As the political world reacts to these developments, the coming days will be crucial in deciding the trajectory of Trump's ambitions for a 2024 presidential campaign.

With the polls showing a Republican base split, the former prePresident'sthway to the White House seems likely to be complicated.

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