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Majority of Americans think another Trump campaign would be bad for the country

Donald Trump, looking shocked. Unrelated to the lawsuit, of course, because this picture is a few years old.
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A new poll shows that a majority of Americans don’t want former President Donald Trump to run again for the third time in 2024. They think it would be bad for the country.

Sixty percent of respondents thought another Trump campaign could tear the country apart. Thirty-two percent said it would be good.

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While Trump has teased a rematch with President Joe Biden since he left office, the former commander-in-chief’s tendency for making empty promises meant to prop up his own ego has left Americans divided on whether or not he’ll actually run.

Thirty-nine percent think Trump won’t run despite his hints that he will, but 49% believe that he won’t be able to resist the attention.

The same poll shows that 46% of Americans approve of the job President Joe Biden is doing, a drop after the Delta variant of the coronavirus has swept the nation.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans think the storming of the Capitol building by Trump supporters was an attack on democracy that shouldn’t be forgotten and 63% support the ongoing Congressional investigation into what happened that day.

Trump and other major Republicans held a rally on January 6 in D.C. as Congress was ceremonially accepting each state’s vote in the 2020 presidential election. Speakers at the rally told the crowd that Biden secretly stole millions of ballots and encouraged the mob to march to Congress.

The Trump supporters entered the Capitol while chanting for the death of former Vice President Mike Pence – who was presiding over the Senate – carrying weapons and constructing a noose outside of the building in an attempt to stop the election results from being officially accepted and to install Trump as president. Members of Congress and Pence were rushed to safety and five people died.

Trump’s reaction to police officers testifying about the Capitol insurrection was to call them sexist and homophobic slurs and question their strength of character.

Trump had more kind words for Ashli Babbitt – an Air Force veteran who as at the front of the angry mob that stormed the Capitol who was shot by officers as she tried to climb through glass broken on a door leading to a room where members of Congress had been evacuated to for their safety.

According to the sources, Trump has been saying that Babbitt “wasn’t so much a rioter as she was an ‘innocent, wonderful, incredible woman.’”

The poll surveyed approximately 1300 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7%.

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