Republicans want Donald Trump for president in 2024 even if he is indicted, according to a poll


According to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, the majority of Republicans would still support the former president Donald Trump in 2024 even if he is charged with crimes involving the possession of classified documents.

Approximately 61 percent of Republicans, compared to 20 percent of independents and 8 percent of Democrats, said they would back the former president if he were to be charged. Between August 29 and September 1, 1,236 adults participated in a survey with a plus or minus 4.1 point margin of error.

According to Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, “Former President Trump is losing the battle with the public over whether he did anything wrong by taking government documents to Mar-a-Lago.” But regardless of the findings of the investigation, his base of support is still strong.

Recently, a special master who has not yet been named was authorized by the U.S. Thousands of classified documents discovered by the FBI in August during a search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence will be examined by District Judge Aileen Cannon. By Friday, Trump’s team must present a list of potential special master candidates.

In the unlikely event that he committed a crime, voters in the South (32 percent), in rural areas (38 percent), among Generation X voters (38 percent), and among white women without college degrees (44 percent) provided the bulk of Trump’s support.

Voters 45 years of age and older, as well as those whose household income is $50,000 or less, were more likely to support Trump in that same scenario. With 24 and 23 percent, respectively, baby boomers and millennials/Gen Z were almost equally represented.

According to the poll, 44% of voters think that Trump “did something illegal” by keeping the documents at his home after leaving office, while 17% said that his actions were “unethical but not illegal.”

Only 5% of Republicans viewed Trump’s actions as illegal, while 63% thought he did nothing wrong.

In general, the poll’s findings are in line with what the same pollsters discovered in December 2020. The numbers for independent voters, who continue to move away from Trump, are now more pronounced.

According to a recent survey, about 67 percent of independent voters don’t want Trump to run for office again, as opposed to 28 percent who do.

According to Miringoff, who spoke to Newsweek, Trump received 48% of the support of independents in 2016 and 31% in 2020. According to the Pew Research Center, Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 election by a margin of 52 to 43 percent among independents and voters affiliated with other parties.

According to recent polls, Biden would gain support and defeat Trump in a hypothetical rematch in 2024. Although Biden has stated his intention to be his party’s nominee, neither person has formally declared their intention to run in 2024.

Newsweek reached out to Trump for comment.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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