A majority of U.S voters believe President Trump committed a crime when he was a private citizen — including about a third of Republicans.
In a new poll from Quinnipiac University, voters were asked whether Trump "committed any crimes before he was president." A total of 64 percent of respondents said he has, including 33 percent of Republicans. Only 24 percent of voters said Trump didn't commit crimes before being elected, while 13 percent were unsure.
When asked if they think Trump has committed crimes as president, voters weren't as sure, but a plurality — 45 percent — still said he has. Forty-three percent said he hasn't, while another 12 percent weren't sure.
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Still, it seems these voters who think Trump has committed crimes aren't quite ready for impeachment yet. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said Congress should not begin the impeachment process, while 35 percent said it should.
The poll also asked voters about the recent congressional testimony of Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, and it found that 44 percent believe Cohen told the truth, while 36 percent said he didn't and 20 percent aren't sure. And 50 percent of voters said that in general, they believe Cohen more than Trump.
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