Over half of voters say Trump indictment 'politically motivated,' election interference

More than a quarter of Democrats, 28%, said the indictment was politically motivated.

Published: June 20, 2023 8:41am

Most registered voters say that the indictment of former President Donald Trump over his handling of classified materials is politically motivated and that the Justice Department is trying to use it to interfere in the 2024 elections, according to a new poll.

Over half of registered voters, 55%, say Trump's federal indictment is politically motivated while 45% say it is valid, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll released late last week.

More than a quarter of Democrats, 28%, said the indictment was politically motivated, as did 83% of Republicans. 

Most voters, 56%, also said they consider Trump's "federal indictment to be an interference by the Department of Justice in the 2024 elections" while 44% said it was "the fair application of the law," the survey also showed. 

Nearly one-third of Democrats, 32%, said the indictment was election interference, along with 84% of Republicans. 

However, voters are split 50-50 on whether the indictment will help or hurt Trump politically. 

Even as he faces a state and a federal indictment, a hypothetical 2024 matchup between Trump and President Joe Biden showed that Trump is ahead by 6%.

The survey was conducted online from June 14-15 with 2,090 registered voters.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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