Independents Turning On Trump?

( – Although he enjoys a commanding lead in battleground states, a recent poll suggests that former President Donald Trump’s conviction in the New York hush money case might deter some independent voters from supporting him in the upcoming election.

According to a Politico/Ipsos survey, 21% of independents feel less inclined to vote for Trump due to his conviction, as they view the outcome as key to their decision in November.

Conversely, 5% of independents believe the conviction actually makes them more likely to support him.

Among Republicans, the conviction seems largely trivial, with 41% stating it does not affect their support and that the issue is not significant in how they plan to vote.

Nonetheless, 28% of Republicans mentioned they were more likely to support Trump after his conviction, although they also deemed the verdict had no impact on their voting decision.

Only a small fraction (7%) of Republicans admitted they are less likely to support him and acknowledged that conviction is a crucial factor in their decision-making.

Trump was found guilty last month on 34 counts of falsifying business records, with the trial featuring testimony from several high-profile witnesses.

He has consistently criticized the proceedings as politically motivated since both the prosecution and the presiding judge have Democratic ties.

His sentencing is set for July 11, just days before the Republican National Committee’s convention, where he is expected to receive the GOP presidential nomination.

The survey also highlighted a partisan dividе in perceptions of the trial’s fairness, with 67% of Republicans doubting the judicial process was fair in comparison to 27% of independents and a mere 5% of Democrats.

Furthermore, 63% of Republicans suspect Joе Biden had a direct role in the Manhattan district attorney’s decision to prosecute Trump, a view 23% of independents shared.

Biden has recently criticized Trump’s claims of a biased legal system as “reckless” and “dangerous.”

The poll was conducted in еarly June among 1,027 U.S. residents and has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

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