Vot­ers split about Trump con­vic­tion, with half believ­ing charges were polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed: Poll

Voters split about Trump conviction, with half believing charges were politically motivated: Poll

Vot­ers are divid­ed as to the mer­its of the con­vic­tion of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, with half believ­ing them cor­rect, and just about as many believ­ing they were polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed.
A new ABC News/Ipsos poll found the per­cent­age of peo­ple who believe Trump should drop out due to his legal issues is near­ly unchanged from April of last year, after he received his first indict­ment. In the lat­est poll, 49% believe he should drop out due to his con­vic­tion, com­pared to 48% who believed he should drop out in April 2023.
The new poll found that 50% of the pub­lic believes Trump’s con­vic­tion was cor­rect. Of those polled, 47% believed that the charges against him were polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed, com­pared to just 35% who did not.
Regard­ing the sub­stance of the charge, 51% believe Trump inten­tion­al­ly did some­thing ille­gal; 12% believe he did some­thing wrong but not inten­tion­al­ly, and 19% do not believe he did any­thing wrong.
Results were split in a high­ly …