Poll reveals majority of voters believe Biden is behind Trump's indictments, wants to imprison him to prevent re-election

March 26, 2024
by
Ben Marquis

Though unlikely, former President Donald Trump faces the possibility of being sentenced to serve hundreds of years in prison if convicted on all or most of the several dozen charges in the four separate criminal indictments brought against him by Democratic prosecutors at the federal and state levels.

A recent poll found that a majority of Americans believe that President Joe Biden is behind the multiple indictments against his political rival and is relying on the prospect of Trump's imprisonment to secure victory in his bid for re-election in November's election, Breitbart reported.

The poll results are nothing short of damning for Biden and lend further credence to the increasingly widespread view among Americans that the nation's supposedly neutral and non-partisan justice system has been thoroughly politicized and weaponized on behalf of the Democratic Party against its Republican opposition.

Voters believe Biden wants to imprison Trump to prevent his re-election

Between March 9-14, the McLaughlin & Associates polling firm surveyed 1,000 likely voters and asked a range of questions that pertained to the multiple criminal indictments against former President Trump, including how they pertained to current President Biden.

"President Trump has been indicted on a total of 91 counts by supporters of Joe Biden and his Justice Department," the pollsters asked. "If convicted of these charges, do you think that Joe Biden wants to stop President Trump from winning the election by putting him in jail?"

A majority of 56% replied with "Yes" to that question, while just 30% said "No" and another 14% either didn't know or refused to respond.

Interestingly enough, that 56% included half of independents, a plurality of moderates, a majority of Hispanics, and was evenly split among black voters. It also included a plurality of single voters and a majority among married voters, voters of all age brackets, both men and women voters, and voters who live in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Voters believe Biden is behind the indictments against Trump

The McLaughlin & Associates pollsters also found that a majority of voters, 52-38%, believe the indictments against former President Trump by President Biden's Justice Department are intended to stop Trump from running for the presidency again.

Likewise, by a margin of 58-34%, voters believe that Biden's DOJ should "stop targeting" Trump and "interfering" in the upcoming election, while another solid majority, 56-31%, believe there is an evident "double standard" at Biden's DOJ that results in harsh treatment for Republicans and "sweetheart deals" for Democrats accused of various alleged crimes.

The pollsters further found that, by a 67-27% margin, politics played a role in the multiple indictments against Trump, and similarly by a margin of 58-33%, voters believe that Biden himself has played a role in bringing those criminal indictments against his chief political rival.

Trump still leads the polls despite 91 combined counts in four separate criminal indictments

Axios reported in August 2023 that former President Trump faced significant "legal peril" as he faced 91 total counts in four separate criminal indictments that threatened to land him behind bars for a substantial period of years even if he was only convicted of a handful of those several dozen charges.

At the state level, those cases include 34 counts of alleged falsification of business records brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in New York, as well as 13 various counts in an alleged 2020 election-related racketeering conspiracy brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia.

At the federal level, Special Counsel Jack Smith has lodged two criminal indictments against Trump, the first in Florida that includes at least 40 counts related to his alleged retention of classified documents after leaving the White House, and the second in Washington D.C. that includes four counts related to the 2020 election and Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021.

Meanwhile, and whether despite or because of the mounting legal troubles for Trump brought by Democratic prosecutors who are aligned with Biden, RealClearPolling's average of general election polls continues to show Trump with a lead over Biden -- a lead that, with some brief exceptions and variations, the former has maintained over the latter ever since the indictments began to be unveiled beginning in April 2023.

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