The ex-president Donald Trump has the support of the majority of Americans to be pardoned by a president, if found guilty and sentenced for mishandling classified documents.
53 percent in the United States support that motion, according to the recent Harvard-Harris poll.
The response was to the question: “If Donald Trump were found guilty and sentenced to prison for his handling of classified documents, would you support or oppose a president pardoning him in the interest of national unity?”
by political groups, 80% of Republicans support the possibility of pardoning Trump against only 30% of Democrats.
Meanwhile, 48% of independents support this idea.
Fifty-five percent of those surveyed say the accusations against Trump are politically motivated, but that number rises to 83 percent among Republicans and drops to 28 percent among Democrats.
The former president faces 37 accusations in the Southern District Court of Florida for taking dozens of documents from the White House to Mar-a-Lago and showing classified information to unauthorized persons.
Prosecutor Jay Bratt is representing the Department of Justice in the case.
The survey also addresses whether the FBI should be more transparent about investigations involving President Joe Biden.
“Do you think the FBI report from a whistleblower alleging that Joe Biden accepted a $5 million bribe while he was vice president should be made public or kept secret by the FBI?” the question reads.
83 percent of Americans support making the report public.
Support is even strong among Democrats, with 74 percent believing there should be more transparency in that case.
Also, 55 percent consider that President Biden is not being sufficiently investigated regarding the allegations of corruption.
While 66 percent believe that Biden has discussed business matters with his son, rejecting the president’s claim to the contrary.
Source: La Opinion