– More than half of Americans believe that former President Donald Trump attempted to stay in office through illegal means, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll.
– In the survey, 51% of respondents thought Trump's efforts were illegal, while 29% considered them legal, and 20% believed he didn't intend to stay in office after the 2020 election.
– The poll indicates early insights into how potential voters are processing the recent criminal charges against Trump, highlighting strong partisan differences in the US.
– Trump was indicted on August 1 on charges including defrauding the US, obstructing official proceedings, and attempting to deny voters the right to vote and have their votes counted. He pleaded not guilty.
– Michael Scotto, an analyst, discussed the latest legal issues for Donald Trump in a related video from KGTV San Diego, CA.
– Democrats and Republicans show contrasting views: 82% of Democrats view the indictments and investigations as "defending democracy," while 86% of Republicans see them as an effort to hinder Trump's 2024 campaign.
– About one-third of Republicans polled believe President Joe Biden is the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, whereas 97% of Democrats and 63% of Independents believe he won.
– The poll, conducted from August 2-4 with 2,145 US residents, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 points.