Unlike after Donald Trump’s indictment in the Stormy Daniels hush money case in Manhattan, Trump’s indictment on federal charges related to his mishandling of classified records has not resulted in any kind of bump in the polls.
Two polls conducted after Trump was arraigned in a Miami federal courthouse last Tuesday show the former president’s support either holding steady or slightly softening.
According to a CNN poll released on Tuesday, Trump’s support has softened somewhat compared to the May CNN poll.
Post-arraignment, CNN found that 23 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents said they would not consider supporting Trump under any circumstances. This is a 7-point jump from the May CNN poll which found that only 16 percent of Republicans would not consider supporting Trump.
Trump’s favorability among Republicans also declined between May and June, dropping 10 points from 77 percent in May to 67 percent in the post-arraignment poll.
The latest Yahoo/YouGov survey released on Thursday found that Trump remains the frontrunner in the Republican primary field, but his support remains exactly where it was in the previous Yahoo/YouGov poll in late May.
The CNN poll found that 59 percent of respondents said Trump should drop out of the race after his indictment while 41 percent said Trump should continue his campaign.
In the YouGov poll, a clear majority, 58 percent, said if Donald Trump is convicted, he should never “be allowed to serve as president again.”
The YouGov poll also found that 57 percent of respondents believe that Donald Trump is guilty of the federal charges against him.
Meanwhile, in the CNN poll, 61 percent of respondents approve of the Justice Department’s decision to charge Trump. The majority, 55 percent, described Trump’s actions as “illegal,” while 30 percent said his actions were unethical but not illegal. Only 15 percent said Trump did nothing wrong.