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Republicans Pledge Unconditional Support for Trump Even if Proven Guilty

By 09/12/2022 11:00 AMNo Comments

In a new poll conducted by NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist, nearly two-thirds of Republicans said that they want Donald Trump to run for president in 2024, even if he’s charged with a crime over his handling of classified documents.

The poll uncovered that while 65% of Americans overall don’t want Trump to mount another bid for the presidency if he’s charged with a crime, 61% of Republicans still say he should.

Source: BBC (Reuters)

According to poll directors, “a plurality of Americans (44%) say President Trump did something illegal when he took government documents after leaving the Presidency. An additional 17% think the former president did something unethical but not illegal. One in four Republicans say Trump did either something illegal (5%) or unethical (20%). 29% of Americans, including 63% of Republicans, think Trump did nothing wrong.”

As it stands, people who live in large cities and suburban women continue to be two of the groups most opposed to Trump, while white evangelical Christians, whites without college degrees, and those in rural areas are most supportive.

“We’re going to take back America,” Trump said at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Saturday, where he lambasted the FBI search. “And in 2024, most importantly, we are going to take back our magnificent White House,” he added. 

 

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