Ever since his eagerly awaited accusation was publicly released last Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans believe that former President Trump had to be charged with a crime.
The new ABC News/Ipsos poll, performed after Trump’s indictments were disclosed, discovered that 50% of Americans think the previous president must be accused of a crime, a small improvement from the 45 percent who stated that he was supposed to be charged last week, previous to his initial hearing.
In comparison, 33% believe Trump shouldn’t have been charged, a one-point increase from last week.
In terms of what Americans believe Trump has done in the bribe money case, 53 percent believe he did things illegally on purpose, while 11 percent believe he responded incorrectly but not purposefully. Only 20% believe he committed no crime.
The poll also measured Americans’ total opinion of Trump before and after his detention, with 25% mentioning he was beneficial after the detention, a 4% reduction from his preference before the detention. On the other hand, 61% now find Trump undesirable following his detention, a 6% boost.