Only 35% 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%, said they were not sure whether Trump should be allowed to run again or not.
The poll was conducted shortly after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a $250 million lawsuit against Trump, his business and his three oldest children. The suit alleges that asset financial statements were falsely inflated to obtain larger bank loans and more insurance — and deflated to underpay taxes.
The survey, which interviewed 1,566 registered voters and was conducted online from Sept. 23-27, found that fewer than half of Republican and GOP-leaning voters (47%) say they support Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Thirty-six percent said they would back someone else as the GOP candidate, 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 surveyed voters in a hypothetical matchup against President Joe Biden in 2024.
In a previous Yahoo News-YouGov poll, Biden held a 6-point lead over Trump in a hypothetical matchup just three weeks ago.