Skip to comments.Quinnipiac Poll: Almost two-thirds of voters think Trump committed crimes before taking office
Posted on 03/06/2019 9:31:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Nearly two-thirds of registered voters think President Donald Trump committed crimes before assuming the presidency, according to a new poll taken in the days after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, 64% of registered voters said Trump had committed crimes before entering office and nearly half of voters 45% think he committed crimes while serving as President.
Despite Trumps massive popularity in the GOP, even a third of Republicans said Trump had engaged in criminal activity before his presidency. The poll showed that 89% of Democrats and 65% of independents thought Trump had committed crimes before taking office.
Republicans were the only demographic group without a majority who believed Trump broke the law before he was President.
Voters were more split on whether Trump had committed crimes during the presidency 45% said they think he has and 43% said they think he has not engaged in criminal activity.
In bombshell testimony last week, Cohen alleged among other things that the President had directed him to pay hush money to kill negative stories about the then-presidential candidate, something most voters in the poll frowned upon.
According to the poll, 73% of registered voters said paying to hide a negative story about a presidential candidate without disclosing it is unethical, including a little more than half of Republicans.
However, a smaller share of voters said they believed that act was also illegal 40% of registered voters said paying to kill negative stories, and not disclosing it, is both unethical and a crime. The poll showed 21% said it was unethical but not criminal, and 20% didnt think it was unethical at all.
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Mellon (Dangerfield): Oh, you left out a bunch of stuff.
Professor: Oh, really? Like what, for instance?
Mellon: First of all, you have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up.
Then there's the kickbacks to the carpenters.
And if you plan on using any cement in this building I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with you, and that'll cost you.
Don't forget a little something for the building inspectors.
There's the long-term costs, such as waste disposal. I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the boy scouts.
Professor: That will be quite enough, Mr. Melon. Maybe bribes and kickbacks and Mafia payoffs are how you do business but they are not part of the legitimate business world and they're certainly not part of anything I'm teaching in this class. Do I make myself clear?
Thats a bogus poll or they including offenses like jaywalking and speeding?
Technically we all have.
NOW REAL CLEAR POLITICS WILL PUT THIS IN THEIR COLLECTION OF POLLS AND SKEW IT SO BADLY THAT IT WILL TAKE MONTHS FOR IT TO VANISH.
I believe this particular pollster, Q, does this deliberately, knowing it influences Real Clear for a while.
Wish some one would call here as I would screw up their results big time as I have always felt most do.
This poll is part of the House’s impeachment process. Obviously coordinated. I expect a cascade of these stories, polls and false accusations are forthcoming.
Guess you can kiss your presidential aspirations goodbye then, huh?
Some times a business deal can be considered a crime. Where can one find one who hasn’t one way or the other committed one? Why all the fuss, the Clintons are still walking around. Every Congressman has left the office with pockets of cash. Its OK for them, and in most cases no one who sent them there cares unless they are from a different party. Hypocrisy rules!
I’m old enough to remember when the Democrats loved to exclaim how NICE it was that the Kennedys were rich. Because they could be honest and not try to profit from their powerful positions. And were so altruistic and only did what is right for the country. Because they cared, you see! My, how that meme has gone away!
Trump-Rich before he got into office. BAD.
Politicians who did not have a pot to pee before they got into office but who became rich after getting into office. GOOD.
Even better, those same politicians now sit in judgement of all of us.
And the control group - say, Bill and Hillary Clinton?.......
Here Goebbels would be proud of our MSM.
This is a fake push poll designed to demoralized conservative voters. In fact, is there any evidence that a poll took place? It does not make sense at all.
Ben 4 prezzy!
CNN? Nuff said. Fake news.
Trump has known for a very long time he was going to run for President one day. That alone would lead me to believe hed understand that would require his vetting with a fine-toothed comb.
Destruction of character is the goal.
Trump has known for a very long time he was going to run for President one day. That alone would lead me to believe hed understand that would require his vetting with a fine-toothed comb and wouldnt have committed so much as a misdemeanor.
Yeh, when they hear it repeated on a loop on cable news every night.
Ever hear or read the book “Three Felonies A Day?”
As a civil liberties matter, a government which has the ability to prosecute innocent citizens at will, is a government which has achieved the power that has characterized all tyrannical governments throughout history. Such prosecutions, because they can be pre-textual, tend to fly under societys and the news medias radar. Professor Alan Dershowitz has written a trenchant Foreword to my book, in which he notes how the Soviet system of justice used this technique to control and terrorize dissidents. Indeed, post-Soviet Russia uses the same techniques today using bogus tax prosecutions to imprison critics of the regime. In my view, this is a crucial civil liberties issue, and Ive seen no one else write about it in any kind of systematic fashion, and so Ive undertaken to do it. My book could not be written by a scholar or a law professor, but only by a practitioner.
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