Americans Reject The Idea Of Trump’s Immunity?

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( – A new Politico Magazine/Ipsos poll showed that the majority of Americans surveyed had rejected the legal argument made by former President Donald Trump that the president while in office should be immune to all possible criminal charges. 

The poll found that 70 percent of respondents had rejected the argument, while only 11 percent had agreed with Trump’s point about the president being immune completely from criminal prosecution. The remaining 18 percent argued that they didn’t know. 

The argument regarding presidential immunity had not held a lot of weight when it had been broken down by partisan affiliation according to pollsters. A majority of Republicans, 48 percent had claimed that the president did not need to be immune, while 27 percent stated that they did not know and a remaining 24 percent argued that they disagreed. 

The argument regarding presidential immunity was also rejected by 92 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of independents. On the other hand, 8 percent of independents and 3 percent of Democrats had argued that the president needed to have immunity from criminal prosecution for any actions that they took while they were in office. 

Late last month the Supreme Court had decided that they would be hearing Trump’s presidential immunity claim which relates to special counsel Jack Smith’s case that had alleged that former President Donald Trump had conspired to overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

The Supreme Court is going to be hearing the oral arguments in this case on April 22 and was most likely going to be enabling the landmark decision. 

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