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Poll shows that Trump still has 59% support in Alabama even after he was convicted

Last week's Manhattan criminal trial was a disaster for former President Donald J. Trump (R). The trial kept him off the campaign trail for weeks while prosecutors attacked his character, judgement, and ethics. Even though Trump mounted a determined defense and appeared to knock several holes in the prosecution's case, the New York City jury found the former President guilty on all 34 counts. Sentencing will be on July 11, but the real verdict will be how this effects Trump's standings with the voters. In Alabama the voters still love Donald J. Trump (R).

A new poll conducted by the Alabama Republican Party shows that President Trump still holds a commanding lead in Alabama, despite his conviction on all 34 counts. If the election were held today, the poll has winning 59.7% of the vote in Alabama. President Joseph R. Biden is at 33.5%. Only 6.8 percent of respondents remain undecided.

If they split the undecideds, this is very similar to 2020 where Trump received 62% of the vote and Biden received 36.6% of the Alabama vote.

93.8% of Alabamians who identify as Republicans are backing Trump, compared to Joe Biden's 88.5% support from Alabamians who identify as Democrats. Trump also leads among Alabamians who identify to the pollster as being independents.

64.5% of the Alabamians polled said that they believe the charges aimed at him in the New York case were politically motivated, including more than one-in-three African American voters and 63.4% of Hispanic voters. Even 20.7% of Alabama Democratic voters believe the charges were politically motivated.

64.3% of respondents say that the New York verdict made them more likely to support Trump in November. Even 20.1% of Alabama Democrats said that the guilty verdict madie it more likely that they will support Trump. Just 8.4% of Republicans said that the guilty verdict made them less likely to vote for Trump.

36.3% of African Americans and 66.7% of Hispanic voters said the conviction made them more likely to vote for Donald Trump.

The pollster concludes that Trump's conviction appears to have had minimal impact on how respondents plan to vote in the upcoming general election, with 90.7% stating it did not change their intended vote. 13% of Alabama Democrats said that the guilty verdict made them more likely to reconsider their vote; while only 5.2% of Alabama Republicans said that it made them more likely to reconsider their candidate of choice.

"The results of this poll clearly show that the people of Alabama see through the political motivations behind the charges against Donald Trump," said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl. "The Republican Party firmly believes in the rule of law and that everyone should be held accountable. However, a critical part of the law is that every individual deserves a fair trial. Donald Trump did not receive a fair trial in New York last week, but he will have his chance for justice at the ballot box this November. The justice system should never be used as a political weapon, and the Biden Administration should be held accountable by the voters.

"The people of Alabama continue to stand firmly behind President Trump, and his America first policies because they make sense," Wahl continued. "The Biden Administration's failures are evident, from inflation to border security, but instead of talking about the issues facing the people of America, they resort to using the court system to attack their political opponents. It's time to get back to the issues and working towards solutions what will help our country. That is what the Republican Party is committed to doing."

The poll was conducted by the Alabama Republican Party, and sampled 1,643 randomly stratified likely general election voters across the state of Alabama. The survey was conducted by phone between June 1 and June 3, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.6%.


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