Quinnipiac Poll: Most Believe Trump Committed Crimes Before Taking Office

Americans overwhelmingly believe Trump is a criminal

Americans overwhelmingly believe Trump is a criminal

That's slightly lower than a Wall Street Journal poll also released Tuesday that revealed 46 percent of respondents approved of the job Trump is doing.

The ex-fixer's claims that Trump directed him to pay off women and gave him verbal cues that he wanted him to lie about his business interests in Russian Federation has almost two-thirds of potential voters president committed crimes before he took office.

American voters trust Michael Cohen more than President Trump, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says by wide margins that Trump committed crimes. "When two-thirds of voters think you have committed a crime in your past life, and nearly half of voters say it's a toss-up over whether you committed a crime while in the Oval Office, confidence in your overall integrity is very shaky", Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac University, said in a statement. Another way is that less than one quarter believe he didn't.

A total of 58 percent of Americans want Congress to keep probing for evidence, however the survey said, suggesting that Trump is not out of the woods yet.

US voters are divided 45 - 43 percent on whether Trump committed any crimes while he has been president.

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
However, the Washington Post documented that Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years in office. The committee interviewed Cohen in private on Thursday and will finish the interview this coming Wednesday.

A majority of U.S voters believe President Trump committed a crime when he was a private citizen - including about a third of Republicans. A third way is that some percentage of Americans both believe the president committed crimes before he took office and approve of the job he's doing.

50 percent believe Cohen more than Trump, compared to 35 percent who believe Trump.

Still, it seems these voters who think Trump has committed crimes aren't quite ready for impeachment yet. Forty-three percent said he hasn't, while another 12 percent weren't sure. Eighty-six percent of Democrats chose Cohen - who is about to head to jail for lying to Congress. 35 percent say they shouldn't.

For now, this merely points to the fact that the House Democratic investigation that Trump's toadies went so intergalactic over is in fact a reflection of mainstream public opinion.

Recommended News

  • The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.

    3 World Series Contenders Nobody is Talking About

    Despite being loaded on offense, the Cardinals have been inefficient in 2019 and rank near the bottom-10 in runs and home runs. Louis has title-winning pedigree and are loaded offensively, but thus far simply haven’t delivered consistent results.
    Charley Casserly: Cardinals shopping Josh Rosen

    Charley Casserly: Cardinals shopping Josh Rosen

    So not only do the Cardinals take Murray with the No. 1 pick, but they get another first rounder as well. Listen to the latest from Cards Wire's Jess Root on his podcast, Rise Up, See Red.
  • Victor  submits claim for $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

    Victor submits claim for $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

    The winning ticket was sold between October 20 and October 23 of previous year at a convenience store in Simpsonville , S.C. He further stated that the victor wished to remain anonymous , and that they " will honor the winner's wishes ".
    MMR vaccine does not increase risk for autism

    MMR vaccine does not increase risk for autism

    That's the major take away from yet another study looking to unravel the link between vaccines and the developmental disability. Yet, many parents still fear vaccinating their children against these preventable diseases, and it is creating big risks.
    This former National Football League  and Miami Hurricanes star lands back in jail

    This former National Football League and Miami Hurricanes star lands back in jail

    He has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges related to those accusations. Winslow, a 2007 Pro Bowler with Cleveland, last played in the National Football League in 2013 with the Jets.
  • Kohli Becomes 2nd Batsman to Score 40 ODI Tons, Twitter Erupts

    Kohli Becomes 2nd Batsman to Score 40 ODI Tons, Twitter Erupts

    Sharma (0) top-edged off Adam Zampa and Dhawan (21) was given out leg before wicket after Australia´s appeal was upheld on review. Tail-enders Kuldeep Yadav (3), Mohammad Shami (2 not out) and Jasprit Bumrah (0) could not add much to the score.
    Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire ever. Here's why

    Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire ever. Here's why

    Kylie Cosmetics previous year signed a deal with Ulta Beauty Inc to put her products in all of the retailer's 1,163 US stores. In November 2018, she entered a distribution deal with American beauty retailer Ulta to sell Kylie Cosmetics in store.
    Ariana Grande Is Collaborating With Starbucks on Her Own Drink

    Ariana Grande Is Collaborating With Starbucks on Her Own Drink

    She'll have a Grande! The Cloud Macchiato will be available with caramel and cinnamon flavors, and served cold or hot. Ariana Grande and Starbucks sent social media into a tizzy Monday after posting mysterious twin tweets on Twitter .
  • Avalanche, rockfall mitigation close several mountain highways for hours

    Avalanche, rockfall mitigation close several mountain highways for hours

    The footage shows the wave of snow completely whiting the section of highway, covering Golemon's vehicle in an instant. Jacob Easton recorded the video about two miles before Copper Mountain.

    Eric Bledsoe and the Bucks agree to 4-year, $70M extension

    Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.4 steals, and 32.8 FanDuel points per game this season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound point guard has earned more than $76 million in his National Basketball Association career.
    Low axes Bayern trio from Germany squad

    Low axes Bayern trio from Germany squad

    Germany captain Manuel Neuer , 32, has a battle to keep his goalkeeping shirt from Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 26. I'm convinced that that is the correct step. "They are big players who stand for a big time in the national team".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.