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( – Around 20 percent of Republicans responded to a poll by stating that some of the criminal charges filed against former President Donald Trump made it more likely that they would vote for him in the 2024 presidential election.

The Ipsos poll was released on Thursday and specifically found that around 24 percent of Republicans stated that the classified document indictment and charges increased the likelihood that they would support Trump in the presidential election. Similarly, 21 percent argued that the 34 counts of falsifying documents that Trump was charged with in the Manhattan court cases increased their chances of supporting Trump.

In the federal indictment, Trump is facing 37 felonies, including 31 charges of violating the Espionage Act, all relating to the alleged mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House in 2021. The documents were recovered from his Mar-a-Lago estate by the FBI.

The Manhattan case is connected to an alleged hush payment made on Trump’s behalf to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence over their alleged affair.

A large number of those who are not associated with either party have argued that the cases against Trump damage their view of him (41 percent) or do not affect their chances of supporting him (37 percent).

If Trump is found guilty of any of these charges, 10 percent of Republicans claimed that the likelihood of them supporting him would increase even further.

These latest findings align with the findings in previous polls, which showed that 80 percent of Republicans and the majority of Americans believe that the charges against Trump are completely politically motivated.

The Ipsos poll surveyed 1,005 Americans and has a 3.8-point margin of error.

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