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Poll: Around 50% of Americans See Trump Trial as Political Hit Job

A new poll has revealed that those who see Trump's trial as a political witch hunt are not on the fringes but a part of a large group.

In a revelation that aligns perfectly with the ongoing narrative of partisan manipulation within our legal system, recent polling data reflects a growing sentiment among the American populace regarding the New York trial of former President Donald Trump. This trial, according to a survey from ABC News/Ipsos, is viewed by a notable 47% of respondents as a politically motivated witch hunt aimed at maligning Trump rather than pursuing justice.

Interestingly, the trial—orchestrated as a political weapon to torpedo Trump’s future political endeavors—has seemingly failed to dampen his electoral prospects. Instead, Trump’s favorability has increased, donations to his team have skyrocketed, and Biden has experienced a dip in favorability. This trend underscores a steadfast resilience within Trump’s usual base and even beyond. Millions from both sides of the political spectrum are frustrated with the mainstream media’s narratives and Democratic ploys.

This polling data does not just reflect opinions on a court case; it signals a profound distrust among a large swath of the American electorate toward the politicization of our judicial system. Many Americans are increasingly viewing the legal actions against Trump not as an unbiased pursuit of justice, but as a calculated attempt by the Democrats to manipulate legal frameworks for political gain.

Americans have had it with the endless political maneuvering. What they crave is a nation that stands true to the principles of freedom and fairness—a place where justice isn’t just a tool for political retribution. They understand the implications all too well: if the powers that be can target a former President like Trump, then nobody is safe. Every American stands in the potential crosshairs of these political games, making the fight for Trump’s vindication not just about one man, but about protecting the liberty and security of every citizen.

In essence, the trial and its attendant coverage have opened not just a new chapter in Trump’s personal saga but also in America’s ongoing examination of its political and judicial institutions. The real verdict, it seems, will be delivered not in a courtroom, but at the ballot box, where the American people will pass their ultimate judgment on the legitimacy of these proceedings and the future of the United States.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.