More Republicans claim that Trump committed’serious’ crimes in a recent survey.
More Republicans in a new poll released on Tuesday
said that former President Trump has committed “serious” federal crimes, as he faces down another potential indictment in the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 probe.
According to a New York Times Siena College survey 13 percent of Republicans compared to 6 percent in September last year said they thought the former president had committed major crimes. The portion of Republicans who said they remain unsure whether Trump committed serious crimes also ticked upward in Tuesday’s poll, rising from 10 percent to 13 percent.
However the vast majority of Republicans 74 percent still said that they do not believe the former president committed serious crimes the poll found.
Trump said on Monday
that he is expecting to be indicted in special counsel Jack Smith’s Jan. 6 probe “any day now,” after receiving a letter last month notifying him that he is a target of the investigation. His attorneys also met with members of Smith’s office last week — an event that similarly preceded his last federal indictment.
The former president was charged with mishandling confidential material and attempting to impede attempts by the authorities to get it. He entered a not guilty plea to a 37 count indictment in June. However the Justice Department brought new charges against Trump in the case last week accusing him of attempting to delete surveillance footage at his Mar a Lago property.
Trump was also indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in Manhattan earlier this year over a hush money payment that his former fixer Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. He also entered a not guilty plea to those allegations.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) also said on Saturday that her team has wrapped up its investigation into Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia and is “ready to go.” She said she plans to announce charging decisions by Sept. 1.
With a 3.67 percentage point margin of error the New York Times Siena College poll which was conducted from July 23 to 27 included 1329 total registered voters.