Most voters don't think prosecutions targeting Trump will harm 2024 chances: poll
While 35% of likely U.S. voters say that the prosecutions of Trump will harm his chances of winning the White House, 23% said they think it will help.
Most voters do not think that former President Donald Trump's chances of winning the 2024 election will be hurt by the multiple criminal cases he is being prosecuted in, according to a survey released Thursday.
While 35% of likely U.S. voters say that the prosecutions of Trump will harm his chances of winning the White House, 23% said they think it will help him, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey.
Nearly one-third, 32%, said they do not think Trump's legal troubles will make much of a difference in his chances in the election while 10% said they were unsure.
The poll was conducted the week after Trump said the Justice Department told him he is a target in special counsel Jack Smith's probe of the former president's efforts to challenge the outcome of the 2020 election.
Trump has said it is "probable" that he will be indicted also in Atlanta as part of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' probe of his team's efforts to challenge Georgia's 2020 election results.
Even as he is involved in multiple legal battles, Trump is far ahead of all other candidates in hypothetical 2024 Republican primary polls. Trump is receiving 52.4% support on average in primary polls, while his next closest challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is at 15.5%, according to FiveThirtyEight.
The Rasmussen poll of 989 likely U.S. voters was conducted from July 23-25, and it has a 3% margin of error.