Former President Donald Trump's favorability seems to be suffering, as his legal woes mount.
According to a new Associated Press-NORC poll released on Wednesday, only 35 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Trump, while 62 percent view him unfavorably. This is well below FiveThirtyEight's polling average of Trump's favorability, which comes in at 40.1 percent.
But perhaps the more shocking result is how many respondents said they would not support Trump in 2024.
The poll, conducted from last Friday to Monday—after he was indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for his role during the January 6 insurrection but before he was indicted for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia—also revealed that a majority of voters "definitely" won't support Trump's potential White House comeback bid in 2024.
Specifically, 53 percent of all voters stated that they definitely wouldn't vote for Trump in the next presidential election, while an additional 11 percent indicated that they probably wouldn't support his campaign, putting the anti-Trump vote at 64%, slightly higher than his unfavorable number.
The poll also touched on opinions regarding the ongoing efforts to prosecute Trump for his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. In more bad news for Trump, 53 percent of respondents approved of the DOJ's decision to indict Trump for his alleged scheme, which aimed to maintain power unlawfully. In contrast, only 30 percent of those surveyed disapproved of the indictment.
The poll results underscore a clear division between Democrats and independent voters against Republicans. While 86 percent of Democrats support the indictments, only 16 percent of Republicans back the same view.
Recent months have seen Trump capitalizing on the legal drama to rally Republican voters, resulting in a favorable view from 70 percent of Republicans. Additionally, around 60 percent of Republicans expressed satisfaction that Trump is returning to the White House race.
While there is a lot of bad news for Trump here, the 64% number really struck people online.
In his latest indictment, Trump has until August 25th to turn himself in to Georgia authorities.
Charges in the 41-count indictment extend to several of Trump's notable advisors, among them Rudy Giuliani, his former personal attorney, and Mark Meadows, who held the position of White House chief of staff during the election period.
All 19 individuals facing charges encompass a diverse spectrum, including a former senior official from the Justice Department, the former chairperson of the Georgia Republican Party, and legal professionals affiliated with the "elite strike force team" that amplified Mr. Trump's allegations.
The charges against them are rooted in the state's racketeering statute, initially intended to dismantle organized crime entities.