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Trump removal from ballot splits public: Survey

State officials’ efforts to remove former President Trump from the 2024 ballot are polarizing, a new poll finds.

poll, Conducted by Marquette University School of Lawfound that respondents were evenly divided between supporters and opponents of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove President Trump from the vote based on the 14th Amendment.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case debating whether Trump should be removed from office for supporting the January 6, 2021, insurrection. The justices appeared reluctant to take steps to disqualify Trump.

Thirty-one percent of respondents said they had “not heard anything or not heard enough to form an opinion” about the incident. Of those with an opinion, 50% support the Supreme Court overturning the Colorado state court’s decision to disqualify President Trump, and 50% support the high court overturning the state court’s decision. I’m against it.

The Supreme Court agreed to take up Trump’s disqualification case after Colorado’s highest court ruled in December that Trump was ineligible to participate in the state’s primary ballot.

The 14th Amendment was originally intended to prevent former Confederate congressmen from returning to power, but after the Capitol attack, anti-Trump voters filed lawsuits across the country seeking to prevent him from returning to the White House.

According to the survey, only 25% of respondents have “a great deal” of confidence in the Supreme Court, 35% have some confidence and 40% have little or no confidence.

The Supreme Court is hearing the case on an expedited schedule, so a decision could come within weeks. Until then, Trump’s name will remain on ballots across the country.

He remains the Republican front-runner and is expected to face President Biden this fall.

The survey was conducted between February 5th and 15th among 1,003 adults. The margin of error is 4.3 percentage points.

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