Trump popularity takes a tumble infographic
Graphic charts results of a Donald Trump opinion poll.


Trump popularity falls as legal troubles mount

By Ninian Carter

August 18, 2023 - Former President Donald Trump’s popularity is plunging as criminal cases brought against him continue to mount up.

Around half of Americans believe Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to interfere in Georgia’s 2020 vote count was illegal, according to a new poll by the The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research – conducted before Monday’s charges in the Georgia case were brought.

The poll finds 85% of Democrats feel his actions were illegal, compared with 41% of independents and 16% of Republicans. Overall, 51% of adults agree it was illegal.

With regard to the U.S. Capitol attack, 80% of Democrats feel he played an illegal role in the incident, compared with 33% of independents and 15% of Republicans. All told, 47% of adults say he acted illegally.

Overall, 35% of Americans have a favourable view of Trump, while 62% have an unfavourable one.

The poll of 1,165 adults was conducted Aug 10-14, with a margin of error of ± 3.8 percentage points.

PUBLISHED: 18/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images