Should Donald Trump Face Criminal Charges Over Insurrection? Most Americans Think So: Poll

In a recent survey conducted by ABC News/Ipsos, it has been found that a majority of Americans are in favor of potentially barring former President Donald Trump from future presidential ballots. This comes amidst ongoing debates regarding Trump’s eligibility for presidential candidacy.

According to the survey, 30% of participants support the Supreme Court enforcing a nationwide ban on Trump’s candidacy, while 26% prefer leaving the decision to state-level election authorities. On the other hand, 39% believe that Trump should be included on all state ballots.

Interestingly, a slightly higher percentage of respondents, 56%, express their support for the criminal charges against the former president. This is in comparison to the 49% who back the ballot disqualification rulings in Colorado and Maine. These two states invoked the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection clause” to exclude Trump from their ballots, citing his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

The Supreme Court has taken up the Colorado case, and a decision is expected after the arguments on Feb. 8. Meanwhile, Trump’s challenge to the Maine ruling is progressing through the legal system and may potentially reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

The survey, conducted from Jan. 4-8 with 2,228 adults in both English and Spanish, has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points. It highlights the divided and complex perspectives that Americans hold regarding Trump’s political future and the legal hurdles he currently faces.

These findings shed light on the ongoing discussions surrounding Trump’s eligibility for future presidential bids. As the legal battles continue, Americans remain divided on whether Trump should be allowed to run for the presidency again.

It is important to note that this article was produced with the assistance of AI tools and has been reviewed and published by Benzinga editors.

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