Over Half Of America Doesn’t Want Trump Running For President Again

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In recent polling from YouGov done in cooperation with The Economist, an overwhelming majority of young people — meaning respondents from the ages of 18 through 29 — said they do not want Donald Trump running for president again in the 2024 elections. The precise share saying as much reached 74 percent. Only 21 percent of respondents from that age group said they did actually want to see Trump in the race. The polling was completed October 31.

At the broadest level, meaning among just general respondents, Trump was also rhetorically underwater. A full 58 percent said they didn’t want the former president running again this time around, while only 31 percent said they were in favor of seeing such a thing. In other words, it doesn’t sound like a huge share of Americans are excited about what Trump is now doing — running again for the White House amid his four criminal cases and multiple civil matters.

Trump’s ongoing civil cases include a remaining dispute with writer E. Jean Carroll, who said she suffered an incident of sexual assault perpetrated by the former president. Trump will face trial in the near future to determine a level of financial penalty to impose upon him in connection to related claims from Carroll of defamation. Carroll’s allegations of defamation across two cases stem from Trump’s characteristically antagonistic reaction to the writer revealing what a jury has since, in broad terms, agreed she endured based on the trial evidence.

And also in the civil sphere, Trump will testify this week in the case from New York state Attorney General Letitia James that alleges years of fraud at Trump’s businesses. The presiding judge, Arthur Engoron, has imposed sharp restrictions on potential complaints from Trump’s team, most recently blocking members of Trump’s legal team from making complaints about written communications shared between the judge and a legal clerk of his whose duties evidently include consultation on questions of applying the law.