Poll: A third of the public doesn't believe Trump had classified materials at Mar-a-Lago
A third of the public does not believe former President Donald Trump had classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago, a poll released Thursday by Marquette Law School found.
Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed who identify as Republicans believe Trump had classified documents, while 61% did not, the survey found.
The poll also found that 65% of those surveyed who identify as independent believe Trump had the government documents, while 34% did not.
Of Democrats surveyed, most of them – at 93% – believe he had the documents, while only 7% did not, according to the poll.
It also asked Republican respondents whether they’d like to see Trump run in 2024. The result showed an 8 percentage point decrease when the same question was asked in a July poll and this poll in September among Republicans who believe the former president should run in 2024.
Between July 5-12 of this year, 74% of Republicans surveyed said they would like Trump to run in the next presidential election; between Sept. 7-14, that number decreased to 66%.
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The survey was conducted Sept. 7-14, interviewing 1,448 adults across the country, with a margin of error of +/-3.4 percentage points.
The FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in August and collected 15 sets of classified documents. The Department of Justice is reviewing 100 individual documents for possible criminal charges.