Half of American Voters Say Trump’s ‘Hush Money’ Trial Was Politically Motivated

Almost half of the American voters believe that President Donald Trump’s trial in New York on so-called “hush money” charges was politically motivated.

According to a Sunday poll from ABC News/Ipsos, 47 percent of respondents said the charges brought forth by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg were politically motivated.

However, the poll showed that 38% of Americans say they were not.

The same survey also found that 50% of Americans believe Trump’s guilty verdict in the case was correct.

27% said they believed the verdict was incorrect and 23% said they “don’t know” if the conviction was correct or not.

Despite most Americans agreeing with Trump’s guilty verdict, his favorability remains unaffected.

At 31%, about a third of Americans have a favorable view of Trump.

This is compared to 29% favorability in March 2024.

Biden’s favorability also remained roughly the same following the verdict, with 32% of Americans saying they have a favorable view of Biden compared to 33% in March.

Americans’ opinion of the Trump verdict is more polarized among those who closely followed the case.

Of the 55% of Americans who said they followed the Bragg case somewhat or very closely, 57% believe the guilty verdict was correct.

35% believe the verdict was not correct, meanwhile.

Only 8% say they don’t know if the verdict was correct.

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Following the guilty verdict, 49% of Americans said Trump should end his campaign, falling on strong partisan lines.

Only 16% of Republicans say Trump should end his campaign while 75% say he should continue.

Among Democrats, 79% say Trump should end his campaign and 52% of independents agree.

The poll surveyed 781 adults between May 31 through June 1 with a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

Meanwhile, President Trump’s re-election campaign has seen an unprecedented inflow of donations since his verdict last week.

As Slay News reported, Trump has raised more than $200 million in donations since the Manhattan jury returned a guilty verdict against him.

The revelation was made by one of the president’s sons, Eric Trump.

Lara Trump, Republican National Committee co-chair, is the wife of the president’s son.

“This might be a little inside information,” he told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo.

“I was leaving my house about 37 seconds ago, I asked my wife, ‘What are we up to now?’” he said.

“And [Lara] said, just in terms of small dollar, we’re well over $70 million.

“This is $21 donations, $43 donations, right, small-dollar donations.”

“If you add the large dollar donations to it, you’re over $200 million,” he continued.

Eric Trump noted that “30 percent of those people have never been seen before by a political party.”

He revealed that first-time political donors are flooding Trump’s campaign with donations.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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