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Democrats' confidence in the justice system increased after Trump's conviction, a new poll reveals

Democrats reported increased confidence in the justice system after former President Donald Trump's conviction last month, according to a new Politico Magazine/Ipsos poll released Monday.

Trump was condemned on May 30 34 crimes of falsifying business records in the case brought by the Democratic district attorney Alvin Bragg. Democrats' trust in state court judges rose from 48% in July 2023 to 61% in June 2024, according to the poll.

republicans reflected at trial differently, as their trust in state court judges fell from 49% in July 2023 to 39% in June 2024, the survey shows.

Democrats reported a slight increase in trust for district attorneys, state attorneys and prosecutors, from 50 percent to 55 percent, while independents' trust rose from 42 percent to 47 percent, according to the poll. . Trust among Republicans fell from 41% in July 2023 to 32% in June 2024.

Republican Rep Matt Gaetz from Florida grilled Justice Minister Merrick Garland during a hearing on June 4 to refuse to answer or not the DOJ communicated with Trump's prosecutors. Among Democrats, 20 percent said the DOJ was involved in bringing charges against Trump, while nearly half, 48 percent, said there was no involvement, the poll found.

A majority of Republicans, 59 percent, said the DOJ was involved, according to the poll. Also, 80% of Republicans believe the Biden administration used the department to investigate political enemies.

President Joe Biden campaign He spent $50 million on an ad buy that flaunts Trump's condemnation, Axios reported Monday.

Democrats also saw an increase in trust in citizen juries, from 58% in July 2023 to 67% in June 2024, while trust among Republicans fell from 60% to 42%, according to the poll. Nearly 80 percent of Republicans say Bragg's decision to charge Trump was to gain a political advantage for Biden, while 87 percent of Democrats disagree with the statement.

Independents were split on the issue, with 44% saying there was a political motivation and 50% not, the poll found.

The Politico/Ipsos poll polled 1,027 U.S. residents from June 7-9. The poll has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

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