62 Percent of Americans Believe Case Against Trump is Politically Motivated. The other third are absolute dopes. They are the real threat to our Constitutional Republic.
BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN – 06/21/23
Nearly two-thirds of Americans polled in a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday said the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) case against former President Trump over the mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House is mainly motivated by politics.
The poll found that 62 percent of respondents said the DOJ’s case against the former president is mainly motivated by politics, while 34 percent of those surveyed think the federal charges against Trump are mainly motivated by law.
Along political party lines, 91 percent of registered Republican respondents said the department’s case against Trump is mainly politically motivated, compared to 65 percent of registered independent respondents and 28 percent of registered Democrat respondents who said the same.
Sixty-four percent of male respondents believe that the department’s case against Trump is mainly politically motivated, compared to 59 percent of female respondents, according to the poll.
By age group, 67 percent of respondents who are between 18 and 34 years of age said the department’s case against the former president is mainly politically motivated, while 53 percent of those surveyed who are 65 years or older said the same.
Fifty-nine percent of white respondents believe the DOJ’s case against the former president is mainly politically motivated, compared to 67 percent of Hispanic respondents and 52 percent of Black respondents.
A sizeable majority of Americans appear skeptical of the Department of Justice’s pursuit of criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, believing them to be politically motivated.
Nearly two-thirds, 62%, of Americans indicated that Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case is primarily motivated by political concerns, according to a Quinnipiac survey. Just 34% believed the case is primarily motivated by the law.
Smith has pressed 37 criminal charges against Trump stemming from his alleged mishandling of classified materials. Trump has pleaded not guilty and asserted he maintained broad authority to declassify documents while president.
Opinions of the indictment vary starkly by political affiliation, with 91% of Republicans deeming the case a politically motivated affair, compared to just 28% of Democrats who had the same opinion. 65% of independents saw the case as mainly political.
Notably, demographic data also shed light on a key divide in opinion. While 59% of white respondents said the case was politically motivated, as did 52% of black respondents, Hispanics appeared to be an outlier, with 67% expressing that sentiment.
The sour perception of the case by that demographic could potentially prove beneficial to Trump during the jury selection process as the case is to be tried in Miami, which is home to a vibrant Latino community.
Conducted from June 15-19, the survey questioned 1,776 respondents and has a margin of error of +/- 2.3%.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.
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