According to a recent survey conducted by Harvard/CAPS Harris, a majority of Americans believe that the federal indictment against President Trump is politically motivated and is seen as election interference.
The poll, conducted in June and involving 2,090 registered voters, revealed that 55 percent of respondents perceive the indictment of Trump as politically motivated. This sentiment is shared by 83 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents, and even 28 percent of Democrats.
A slightly larger number of respondents, at 56 percent, believe that the indictment can be seen as “interference by the DOJ in the 2024 elections.” This perspective is shared by 84 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents, and 32 percent of Democrats.
The majority of respondents in the survey also expressed that the indictment against Trump is either “strong” or “very strong.” Among the participants, 32 percent considered the case “very strong,” while 26 percent deemed it “somewhat strong.” However, 42 percent of registered voters believed the indictment to be either “weak” or “somewhat weak.”
In addition to the Trump indictment, respondents were asked about scandals involving classified documents relating to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. A significant majority of voters, 72 percent, expressed a belief that Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information by utilizing a private email server. Furthermore, 69 percent of respondents believed that Clinton “obstructed justice” by destroying evidence and wiping hard drives.
Likewise, a significant majority of respondents believe that Joe Biden mishandled classified information by storing documents in various unsecured locations across the country, including his Delaware garage. In total, 65 percent of surveyed registered voters expressed the opinion that Biden mishandled classified information.
Furthermore, a majority of Americans perceive the prosecution of Trump for mishandling classified information, while Biden and Clinton engaged in similar actions, as a case of selective prosecution. Among the respondents, 53 percent stated that indicting Trump is a result of selective prosecution, while 47 percent considered it to be “fair justice.”
When questioned about the impact of the indictment on President Trump, respondents were evenly divided, with 50 percent indicating that the indictment helps him and the other 50 percent suggesting that it hurts him.