One of five planned Trump voters think he committed crimes: Poll

(The Hill) — More than 20 percent of those planning on voting for former President Trump believe he has committed a serious crime, according to a recent poll.

A New York Times/Siena College poll found that 21 percent of those voters planning on backing Trump in November’s election think he has committed a serious federal crime.

Former President Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on Saturday, February 24, 2024. (Greg Nash/The Hill)
Former President Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on Saturday, February 24, 2024. (Greg Nash/The Hill)

Sixty-eight percent said he has not, and another 12 percent said they were not sure or refused to answer, the poll noted.

Trump is entangled in a number of court battles across the country, including two federal cases brought by special counsel Jack Smith. The former president pleaded not guilty to four felony counts in the federal 2020 election interference case that accuses him of engaging in numerous conspiracies to stay in office after losing the election.

He also pleaded not guilty to 40 charges in the federal classified documents case that alleges he mishandled classified information and tried to obstruct the government from retrieving them after leaving office.

Overall, the poll found that 53 percent of voters think Trump has committed a serious federal crime, including 85 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of Republicans. Another 36 percent of voters said he has not committed a serious federal crime.

The poll also found that Trump has a five-point lead over President Biden in a rematch.

The poll was conducted among 980 registered voters from Feb. 25-28 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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