The Associated Press-NORC poll released on Thursday found that most people think that former President Trump broke the law in Georgia, in his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in a case that is currently being investigated than in New York where he has been charged with 34 counts of felony charges for falsifying business records in a hush-money payment case.
According to the poll, 53 percent stated that they believed Trump’s actions were illegal in his attempts to influence how the votes in Georgia were going to be counted in the 2020 election. However, only 41 percent of respondents believe that Trump broke the law in New York.
Trump is currently facing a number of federal and state-level investigations. His indictment in New York City made the first time that a sitting or former President has had to face criminal charges. The survey also showed that less than half of adults believe that he had acted illegally in the two federal investigations that Trump is currently facing.
Specifically, in regard to Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots 49 percent of respondents stated that he had acted illegally. Regarding the second federal investigation relating to him potentially mishandling classified material after leaving office, 47 percent of adults claimed that he had acted illegally. Both of these federal cases are currently being handled by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
Trump and his allies have repeatedly claimed that all of these investigations are politically motivated and that they are part of a political witch hunt trying to stop him from being reelected.