Americans Split On Trump Prosecution, Less So On Hunter Biden

A recent poll found that a plurality of Americans believe that Donald Trump should have been indicted by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia. At the same time, an equal percentage described the indictment as politically motivated.

In the latest ABC News/Ipsos poll released last Thursday, 49 percent of respondents said Trump should be charged while only 32 percent believe Trump should not have been indicted in the Fulton County investigation. Another 18 percent were unsure.

Additionally, 49 percent of respondents said the decision to indict Trump in Georgia was “politically motivated.”

When asked if they thought the Fulton County charges against Trump were serious, the vast majority of respondents, 63 percent, said the charges were “somewhat serious” (16 percent) or “very serious” (47 percent).

Only a quarter said the charges were “not too serious” (10 percent) or “not serious at all” (15 percent). Another 12 percent were unsure.

When asked if Trump should suspend his campaign in light of the fraud and racketeering charges he faces in Georgia, 50 percent of respondents wanted Trump to suspend his campaign while only 33 percent said Trump should continue running for president. Another 17 percent were unsure.

The poll also asked respondents if they were confident that the Justice Department’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes and alleged gun crimes has been handled “in a fair and nonpartisan manner.”

A plurality of respondents, 48 percent, said they were “not so confident” (14 percent) or “not confident at all” (34 percent), while 32 percent said they were “somewhat confident” (21 percent) or “very confident” (11 percent). Another 20 percent said they were unsure.

In the Quinnipiac poll conducted before the Fulton grand jury voted on the indictment, the majority of respondents, 54 percent, supported charges being filed against Trump.