Ipsos/ABC News survey was conducted from May 31 to June 1; This is the first time that a US president has been convicted

Almost half (47%) of US voters believe that former President Donald Trump’s conviction for commercial fraud was politically motivated. 38% do not believe that the process was influenced by this aspect. The numbers are from the Ipsos Poll survey carried out from May 31 to June 1, 2024. The survey was commissioned by the group ABC News. Here is the full research (PDF – 146 kB).

Another 15% were unable to say whether the New York Court jury’s decision was made due to political influence. The general perception of the electorate has remained similar, within the margin of error of 3.7 percentage points, since the first survey on the topic, on March 31, 2023, shortly after Trump was indicted for bribing porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Donald Trump was convicted on May 30 of falsifying business records. He was found guilty on 34 charges brought against him. The case involves the cover-up of a payment to a porn actress so that she would not disclose an extramarital affair between the two. The bribery occurred during the election campaign that took him to the White House in 2016.

With the decision, Trump became the first American president to be convicted of a crime.

According to the survey, for 50% of US voters, the New York jury’s verdict was correct. Those who disagree with the decision represent 27%. Another 23% were unable to answer.

The majority (51%) believe Trump intentionally committed an illegal act. For 12%, the Republican acted wrongly, but without intention. 19% think he did nothing wrong.

The Ipsos poll also asked Americans whether Donald Trump should give up his presidential campaign because of the decision. Half (49%) think it should. For 37%, it shouldn’t. Another 23% don’t know.

The survey interviewed 781 adults online through the Google Knowledge Panel. The confidence rate is 95%.


The 1st criminal trial against the former president of the United States began on April 15. Trump was indicted on March 30, 2023 by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The document contains 34 accusations against Trump for “falsification of business records in the 1st degree”. Read the full text (PDF, in English – 121 kB).

The Republican was accused of manipulating internal records from his company, the Trump Organization, to cover up payments made to his lawyer, Michael Cohen, who acted to conceal an alleged extramarital affair between the former president and the actress. porn Stormy Daniels.

Cohen made a $130,000 payment to Daniels in October 2016. Later, while heading the White House, Trump reimbursed Cohen in a series of installment payments processed through his own company. This maneuver would aim to avoid a possible sex scandal in the final weeks of his presidential campaign.

During the trial, Cohen stated that the Republican approved the payment to the porn actress. He also admitted to stealing from the Trump Organization because he was unhappy about losing the company’s annual bonus after he sent the $130,000 to Daniels. The lawyer said he diverted $30,000 from the Trump Organization out of a $50,000 payment that was supposed to be made to a technology company.

Source: https://www.poder360.com.br/internacional/47-dos-americanos-veem-motivacao-politica-em-condenacao-de-trump/

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