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Arizona voters split on Trump charges: Poll

Arizona voters, especially Republicans, are divided on whether they support criminal proceedings against former President Trump, a new poll finds.

Trump, the Republican front-runner, faces legal troubles that are likely to play out in the courts during the run-up to the November election. He faces four charges but has pleaded not guilty to all 91 criminal charges.

A recent survey by Noble Predictive Insights (NPI) found that nearly all Arizona voters know that Trump is on trial, but voters are divided on how they view the legal process. I know.

Among all voters, 30% believe the former president is innocent and the charges are politically motivated, while 35% say he is guilty and should be prosecuted. 34% said they were waiting for the court to make a decision.

Among Republicans, 56% say he is innocent, compared to 11% who think he is guilty. Among Democrats, only 6% believe Trump is innocent, while 65% think he is guilty.

Much of the division within the Republican Party is due to voters who are more moderate, “party-first Republicans,” who identify with the Republican Party more than they support President Trump.

While 40% of moderate Republicans and 41% of party-centered Republicans are holding off on their opinion of Trump’s case until the court proceedings, slightly more say he is innocent. The investigation revealed that there is.

Voters are split on whether they believe the charges against Trump, but 54% say he would be ineligible to run for president or other federal office if convicted.

NPI Research Director David Byler said some Republicans who say Trump should be disbarred if convicted believe he will never be convicted. Stated.

President Trump has argued that he should be immune from prosecution for crimes he committed while in office, and his case is currently before the Supreme Court. 72% of Arizona respondents said the president should not have immunity from prosecution.

“This is a difficult issue for Republicans. Democrats are pretty united, but Republicans are pretty divided,” Beiler said. “If Trump is convicted, it could be a huge wedge issue for Democrats in the fall.”

In a hypothetical rematch in Arizona, a key battleground state that voted for Biden in 2020, President Trump leads President Biden by 3.7 percentage points, according to The Hill/Decision Desk Headquarters polling average.

Arizona will also have a highly anticipated Senate election this year. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Kali Lake, a Trump supporter who lost the 2022 gubernatorial race, are leading candidates for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (R-Ariz.). .

NPI’s poll was conducted among 1,002 Arizona voters from February 6 to 13 and had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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