Just 35 percent said he should be allowed to run for president, given “what we know about the ongoing investigations,” according to the new Yahoo News-YouGov poll. The rest, 14 percent, said they weren’t sure whether Trump should be allowed to run again.
The poll came shortly after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a $250 million lawsuit against Trump, his business and his three grown children. The suit alleges that the assets’ financial statements were falsely inflated to obtain larger bank loans and more insurance, and deflated to pay less tax.
The poll, which interviewed 1,566 registered voters and was conducted online Sept. 23-27, found that less than half of Republican and Republican voters (47%) say they support Trump for the presidential nomination Republican candidate in 2024. 36% said they would support someone else as the GOP nominee, and 17% were unsure.
Despite Trump’s apparent growing political weakness among voters, the survey also found that Trump trailed by just 2 percentage points among voters polled in a hypothetical matchup with President Joe Biden in 2024.
In an earlier Yahoo News-YouGov poll, Biden had a 6-point lead over Trump in a hypothetical matchup just three weeks ago.