A majority of registered voters believe that the indictment of former President Donald Trump over his handling of classified documents is politically motivated, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll.
The poll, conducted from June 14th to 15th and surveying 2,090 registered voters, asked respondents whether they considered Trump’s indictment over the handling of classified documents to be a valid indictment or politically motivated. The results showed that 45% believed it was valid, while 55% believed it was politically motivated.
When asked about the fairness of the indictment, 44% of voters stated that it was a “fair application of the law,” while 56% believed it was a form of “interference by the Department of Justice in the 2024 elections.” Additionally, a majority of respondents, 58%, expressed that federal prosecutors had either a “very strong” or a “somewhat strong” case against Trump.
Regarding the impact of the indictment on Trump’s political chances, voters were divided. While 51% believed that the indictment was a reason for him to withdraw from the presidential race, 49% felt that Trump should continue campaigning.
The poll also revealed that a significant number of respondents held negative views towards other politicians’ handling of classified information. 72% stated that Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information, while 69% believed she obstructed justice by destroying her emails. Similarly, 65% of respondents believed that President Joe Biden mishandled classified information after documents were found in his home and office.
A slim majority, 53%, considered the indictment of a former president for taking classified documents after leaving office, a practice done by Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and other senior officials, as a form of “selective prosecution.”
Furthermore, 57% of respondents in the Harvard-Harris poll believed that Trump would be acquitted, and 53% believed that the next president should pardon Trump if he is convicted and sentenced to prison.
An overwhelming majority of respondents, 83%, expressed their desire for increased transparency from the FBI and the Department of Justice regarding allegations that Biden took a $5 million bribe during his time as Vice President. Additionally, 55% of respondents believed that the FBI was “not really investigating” those accusations.
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