(TheRedWire.com) – A recent Politico Magazine/Ipsos poll found that close to 80 percent of Americans believe that if former President Donald Trump is convicted in the Department of Justice case related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and his role in the Jan.6, 2021, Capitol attack he should only face some punishment.
Specifically, 50 percent of respondents stated that if Trump is found guilty, he should be imprisoned, while 16 percent claimed that while he should be on probation, he should not be imprisoned. Finally, 12 percent stated that his punishment should only include a financial penalty. Out of all the respondents, only 18 percent stated that even if convicted, Trump should not be punished.
The poll, which was released on Friday, was conducted from August 18 to 21 and included a total of 1,032 respondents.
The former President has been indicted four times this year and has claimed he committed no wrongdoings in any of these cases. This month alone, Trump was indicted in a federal probe led by Special Counsel Jack Smith over his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Smith had previously indicted Trump on 40 criminal counts connected with his alleged mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House in 2021 and attempted to obstruct the government’s efforts to recover the documents.
The first case Trump was indicted for was in New York, and it included 34 felony counts of altering business records related to a hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential race.
Finally, earlier last week, Trump was indicted in Georgia, where he is facing 13 criminal counts in connection to the allegations that he and 18 others had been part of a scheme to overturn the election results in the state following the 2020 presidential election.
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