What Americans Really Think About Trump’s Hush Money Case

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(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – According to a recent Economist/YouGov poll, Americans are divided on the outcome of former President Trump’s New York hush money trial. The poll indicates that 24 percent of respondents believe Trump will be convicted, while 36 percent do not think he will be convicted, and 39 percent are uncertain.

Furthermore, the poll suggests that 43 percent of Americans believe Trump should be convicted in the case, 37 percent believe he should not be convicted, and 20 percent remain undecided.

The trial, which started on Monday, marks the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. Trump faces 34 charges of falsifying business records related to payments made to his former attorney, Michael Cohen. These payments were allegedly made to an adult film actress to prevent her from disclosing a supposed affair with Trump before the 2016 election, a claim Trump denies.

During jury selection on the second day of the trial, Trump commented on the payments, describing them as a “legal expense” and shifting some responsibility to his accountants. He expressed his frustration to reporters, questioning the legality of the indictments over what he claimed were standard legal expenses.

Another poll by Yahoo News/YouGov shows that 57 percent of Americans view “falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to [an adult film star]” as a “serious crime.” In contrast, 30 percent of respondents view it as “not serious,” and 14 percent are unsure.

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