New Poll: Half Of Voters Say Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Trump Are Credible
According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, half of American voters find sexual misconduct accusations against President Donald Trump to be credible.
The survey, conducted against the backdrop of a national discussion on sexual harassment, found that 50% of registered voters think the allegations against Trump are credible. Only 29 percent believe they are not credible. The remaining 21 percent of voters don’t know if the allegations are credible.
Trump, during last year’s presidential campaign, was accused of sexual abuse or harassment by more than a dozen women — some of whom have resurfaced in recent days in hopes that a renewed focus on sexual harassment would lead their claims to gain more traction. Six Democratic senators have seized on those allegations this week, calling on Trump to resign.
Trump has denied their claims, both through the White House press office and on his widely read Twitter account, tweeting that they are “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!”
According to the poll, Democratic voters believe the allegations are mostly credible, however, by a 62 percent to 25 percent split. Independents find the claims of misconduct credible by a 2-to-1 margin, 50 percent to 24 percent.
Republican voters are split evenly: 38 percent find the charges credible, but the same percentage thinks they are not credible. Similarly, self-identified Trump voters in 2016 are also divided: 39 percent think the charges are credible, and 37 percent think they are not credible.