(FeaturedNews.com) – A new Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found that 53 percent of American respondents believe that former President Donald Trump should be pardoned even if he is found guilty in connection to his recent indictment about mishandling classified documents. Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican who is in the running for president come 2024, has stated that he would pardon the former president if he were to win the presidency, and even Ron DeSantis came to Trump’s defense.
The poll, which was released on Friday specifically showed that 80 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of Democrats believe that Trump needed to be pardoned because it would help ensure more national unity. Fifty-two percent of independents also held a similar opinion of wanting to see Trump pardoned even if found guilty.
Trump was arraigned a couple of weeks ago and is now facing 37 charges connected to the ongoing classified documents case. Thirty-one of those charges relate to alleged violations of the Espionage Act. In the case, it is alleged that Trump had kept in documents in his Florida estate from his White House presidency, which needed to be returned to the federal government.
In order for Trump to be convicted, he would first need to be found guilty of the charges, which is something that many Americans have noted is unlikely to happen. Specifically, a little less than half of the respondents, 18 percent of Republicans, and 67 percent of Democrats, believe that Trump will be convicted.
This is half the number of respondents who believe that Trump needs to forfeit his place in the 2024 election race because of the federal charges brought forth against him, regardless of whether or not he is convicted. If Trump, who is the frontrunner in the GOP primary race, manages to win the 2024 GOP nomination, then the 2024 presidential race could end up being another battle between President Biden and him. Two other players in the 2024 race are Florida Governor and Republican Ron DeSantis, and Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. There are a lot of moving parts ahead of the next election, and a lot more can happen within the next two years. Stay tuned for further updates.
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