Most Say Trump Verdict Won’t Affect Their Vote

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – A recent survey conducted by Marist revealed insights into voter sentiment regarding the criminal hush money trial involving former President Trump. The findings indicate that a significant portion of voters remain unfazed by the trial’s outcome in terms of their voting intentions.

According to the poll, approximately 67 percent of respondents expressed that a guilty verdict would have no bearing on their vote, while 17 percent indicated they would be less inclined to vote for Trump. Surprisingly, around 15 percent suggested they would be more likely to support Trump if he were convicted.

Trump’s trial, which centers on 34 felony counts related to falsifying business records in New York, represents a historic moment as the first criminal trial involving a sitting or former president. Prosecutors allege that Trump illicitly concealed hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election, an accusation vehemently denied by Trump.

The survey highlights that a considerable portion of respondents—over 75 percent—stated that a not guilty verdict would not sway their vote. Conversely, 9 percent indicated decreased likelihood of supporting Trump in such a scenario, while 14 percent suggested they would be more inclined to do so.

Moreover, the poll highlights a notable trend among voters, with approximately two-thirds expressing unwavering confidence in their candidate choice for the upcoming November elections. A mere 7 percent of respondents admitted to being undecided.

Further analysis of voter commitment reveals that among those committed to voting, 73 percent have already solidified their decision, indicating a high degree of certainty in their electoral choices.

Conducted between May 21-23, the poll surveyed around 1,200 adults, with a margin of error of approximately 3.4 percentage points. These findings provide valuable insights into the complex dynamics surrounding public perception and political implications of Trump’s ongoing legal proceedings.

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