An overwhelming majority of Republicans say former President Donald Trump should be able to serve a second term even if he is convicted in the classified documents case.
A CBS News/YouGov poll released on Sunday found that 80 percent of likely voters in the GOP primary believe Trump should be able to serve as president even if he’s convicted of a crime after he was indicted for hoarding top secret documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort. 20 percent say he should not be able to serve as president.
Trump faces 37 counts on seven charges, including conspiracy to obstruct and willful retention of national defense information in connection with his mishandling of classified documents. The documents contained some of the country’s top military and nuclear secrets, according to the indictment.
However, a majority of GOP primary voters,61%, say the charges do not change their view of the former president. 14 percent say the indictment actually change their view of Trump “for the better” and just 7% say it change their view of him “for the worse.”
The CBS News/YouGov survey was conducted between June 7-10 among 2,480 U.S. adult residents. 1,798 respondents were recontacted between June 9-10, after a federal indictment against Donald Trump was unsealed. The margin of error for likely Republican primary voters is ±5.5 points.