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Trump should not be president if convicted of serious crime – Survey

Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly two-thirds (62%) of Americans in a new poll said that former President Donald Trump should not be allowed to serve as president afresh if he is convicted of a serious crime.

According to the Yahoo News-YouGov poll, the slightly smaller majority (52%) stated that Trump has committed a serious crime at some point in his life.

The former president is facing a litany of investigations, including the Manhattan district attorney’s probe into an alleged hush money payment he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election and the Justice Department’s dual investigations into his handling of classified documents and role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Some 66% also said that conspiring to overturn the results of a presidential election was a serious crime, while 63% and 64% each said the same of attempting to obstruct the certification of the election and of inciting or aiding an insurrection against the federal government.

Further, 63% said they considered taking highly classified documents from the White House and obstructing efforts to retrieve them to be a serious crime.

Just over half — 52% — also said that they considered falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to a porn star to be a serious crime. Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the Manhattan criminal probe in early April. He pleaded not guilty.

Trump remains the leading candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination amid a growing field of opponents. He sits more than 30 points ahead of his closest competitor, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to a recent polling average from FiveThirtyEight.

The Yahoo News poll was conducted May 25-30 with 1,520 U.S. adults and had a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.


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