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Voters Don’t See Manafort Charges Leading to Any Charges Against Trump

Thursday, August 02, 2018

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is currently on federal trial in Virginia on bank and tax fraud charges. But while voters are following news of his indictment closely, they don’t see it snowballing into criminal charges against the president.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is even somewhat likely that the charges against Manafort and a close business associate will lead to criminal charges against Trump, including just 14% who think it’s Very Likely. Most voters (52%) don’t see criminal charges against Trump stemming from the Manafort charges as likely, including 26% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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