Do You Think a Sitting President Should Be Subject to Indictment?
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by Causes | 12.20.18
What’s the story?
- A majority of Americans say that a president should be subject to being charged with a crime while they’re in office rather than after their term is over, according a recent Quinnipiac University poll.
- The survey’s findings come as President Donald Trump’s legal woes intensify amid a potpourri of investigations into his campaign, former associates, charity, and business dealings.
What are the numbers?
- 71 percent of respondents - including 49 percent of Republicans - said sitting presidents should be subject to indictment while 21 percent said they should not.
- 38 percent of GOP respondents opposed allowing criminal charges to be brought against a sitting president.
- 60 percent of Americans said they don't think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings for Trump.
- 56 percent of respondents don’t believe Trump respects the rule of law.
What do you think?
Whether or not a sitting president can be indicted remains in dispute by legal experts and prosecutors. What do you think? Take action above and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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