A new Quinnipiac poll finds an overwhelming majority of US voters say Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president. Voters also find Michael Cohen more believable than Trump.
The poll finds a majority of Americans, 64 – 24 percent, say Trump committed crimes before he became president, while voters are divided 45 – 43 percent on whether he committed crimes after he became president. Most say Trump paying hush money to hide his affairs with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal and hiding the payments is unethical and criminal.
“Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says by wide margins that Trump committed crimes,” according to a news release from Quinnipiac.
American voters do not want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, 59 – 35 percent, but want more done to investigate “Michael Cohen’s claims about President Trump’s unethical and illegal behavior,” by a margin of 58 – 35 percent.
The poll finds more voters believe Michael Cohen more than Trump, 50 – 35 percent, with 44 percent saying he told the truth, while 36 percent say he did not.
“When two-thirds of voters think you have committed a crime in your past life, and almost half of voters say it’s a tossup over whether you committed a crime while in the Oval Office, confidence in your overall integrity is very shaky,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac University Poll.
“Add to that, Michael Cohen, a known liar headed to the big house, has more credibility than the leader of the free world,” he added.
Trump is still despised by the black community, with 84 – 24 percent. His support among women remains very low, with a 65 percent disapproval rate. Overall, Trump’s approval rating is 38 percent, with his disapproval rating at 55 percent.