The vast majority of Americans think Trump is a criminal


More than two-thirds of Americans think Trump committed crimes before becoming president, according to a new poll.

As special counsel Robert Mueller and the newly minted Democratic House zero in on Trump's crimes, Trump has been whining about being the target of non-existent "presidential harassment."

But unfortunately for Trump, his efforts to deflect responsibility and turn public opinion against those investigating his actions have failed.

According to a Quinnipiac poll released on Tuesday, more than two-thirds of Americans, or 64 percent, believe Trump committed crimes before becoming president. And a plurality of Americans, 45 percent to 43 percent, think Trump committed crimes while president.

"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," Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said in a news release.

Adding to the bad news for Trump is that, despite his attempt to smear his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen as a liar, Americans believe Cohen over Trump by a margin of 50 percent to 35 percent.

Americans also give Republicans a failing grade for how they conducted themselves at the Cohen hearing last week, with 51 percent disapproving of their conduct as opposed to 25 percent who approve.

Overall, Trump's approval rating remains at a dismal 38 percent among American voters — a number no president seeking re-election should be happy with.

Turns out Twitter meltdowns aren't moving the needle the way Trump hoped they would.


Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.