Poll Shows Public Split On Efforts To Ban Trump From Ballot

A recent poll showed that the general public is nearly evenly split on the question of whether or not states are right to ban former President Donald Trump from the ballot. The survey came after Colorado and Maine each banned the former president from the GOP primary ballot, sparking an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll, 49% of voters said that they supported states attempting to ban Trump from the ballot. Another 46% oppose the effort. Furthermore, 56% of voters say that they may consider bans against the former president in other states or nationwide.

This includes 30% of those who believe that the U.S. Supreme Court should bar Trump’s candidacy nationwide. A further 26% of the public believed each state should make its own decision.

The former president faced a significant number of Americans supporting criminal charges against him.

The poll asked Trump supporters whether or not a criminal conviction would change their minds. Of this group, just 10% said that their opinion would be lowed by such an outcome. However, this was more than offset by 12% of Trump supporters who said that a conviction would improve their image of the former president.

However, the news was not positive for President Joe Biden, either. A small majority is opposed to an effort to impeach the president, with 44% supporting the effort. Congressional Republicans voted to start a formal impeachment probe recently linked to the Biden family’s business dealings overseas.

This included 26% of voters who said that they would strongly support such an impeachment effort.

Despite the state-level ballot bans, Trump still holds a commanding lead in Republican primary polls. This includes Iowa, which is holding the first Republican nominating contest Tuesday.

Trump currently holds a wide lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R).

In addition to the positive primary news, the former president also leads the president in most national polls. He also has lead in most polls of swing states that will likely decide the 2024 race’s outcome.