Poll shows most Americans agree latest Trump charges are serious

 June 12, 2023

A new poll shows that most Americans believe that former President Donald Trump's latest charges over classified materials are serious.

The ABC News/Ipsos poll found that nearly half believe Trump should suspend his campaign over the indictment.

The findings

"A new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that three in five Americans view these charges as serious. This represents a shift from the perceived level of severity in April, where about half viewed Trump's indictment in New York as serious," Ipsos noted.

"This is due to shifting opinions from Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike – though the biggest movement has been among Republicans. The public remains more split on whether Trump should suspend his presidential campaign and if he should be charged with a crime," it added.

That's not all

"Republican primary voters say they're far more concerned that Donald Trump's indictment is politically motivated than his alleged conduct being a national security risk – and there's no evidence it's hurt his status as the clear front-runner for the 2024 nomination, at least not yet," CBS News reported.

"He remains well ahead of rivals in both consideration and vote choice," it continued.

Indictment not impacting polls

The concerns aren't stopping Trump's momentum to run for president.

"Trump claimed the straw poll at the Western Conservative Summit on Saturday, barely 24 hours after his federal indictment was publicly unsealed, beating his GOP 2024 opponent Gov. Ron DeSantis," Townhall.com reported.

The indictment involves 37 charges related to classified materials found at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home last year.

If found guilty, Trump could face several years of jail time, though any verdict against the former president would unlikely include a maximum sentence.

The polls following the indictment are showing more concern among Americans but not enough to stop Trump's campaign, something that could lead to him running for president while still facing criminal charges in court over the next year.

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