Huge Share Of America Says Trump’s Trial Verdicts Should Come Ahead Of The Election

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In new polling recently done by YouGov in collaboration with Yahoo! News, a large portion of respondents (general U.S. adults) said that verdicts in Donald Trump’s expected criminal trials should come before the election later this year.

Trump is expected to face four trials as a whole, with only one in the rearview mirror so far following a recent jury conviction on all counts in New York City after prosecutors accused Trump of the felony falsification of business records. The successfully alleged acts were in connection to hush money from before the 2016 presidential election for a woman named Stormy Daniels. Trump’s other three cases relate to alleged post-2020 election schemes targeting its outcome — meaning Joe Biden’s election win — and the alleged harboring of classified documents in Florida after leaving office. All three are somewhat stalled.

“How important is it that voters get a verdict in Trump’s trials before the 2024 general election?” poll respondents were asked. Sixty-four percent said it was “very” or “somewhat” important, while 25 percent said it wasn’t important. The polling was completed June 6.

The classified documents case is lagging after presiding Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump nominee, indefinitely delayed the trial, and Trump’s federal case on election allegations is awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Trump’s claims of wide-ranging legal protections by mere virtue of serving as president. Trump’s Georgia case, meanwhile, remains ensnared in further challenges to local prosecutor Fani Willis continuing as part of the case at all in connection to a past relationship with a now former team member.

Trump is heading to a sentencing in the New York City criminal case next month as his team pursues appeals.