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Pulse on the 2024 Presidential Election, June 2024 - Trump Conviction

Pulse on the 2024 Presidential Election, June 2024 - Trump Conviction
In the era of rapid information exchange, understanding public sentiment in real-time has become paramount for policymakers, analysts, and businesses alike. The recent conviction of former President Donald Trump has sparked widespread debate and emotional reactions across the political spectrum. Realtime research tools offer a unique glimpse into these sentiments, providing valuable insights into public opinion dynamics.


By dissecting voting intentions based on emotional responses and political affiliation, Realtime research provides a granular understanding of electoral behavior. It highlights the intricate interplay between emotions, partisanship, and candidate support, crucial for political strategists and analysts.
  1. We surveyed over 2,000 Americans to understand their opinions on Donald Trump’s conviction and the 2024 Presidential election.
  2. 27.2% of self identified Democrats would vote for Trump in 2024 despite his conviction.
  3. 24% of respondents who said they were “happy” about Trump’s conviction, said they would still vote for him in 2024 despite the conviction.


Realtime Research tools have enabled the collection of nuanced data on public emotions following Trump’s conviction. Among over 2,000 respondents, a range of emotions emerged. We started by asking people how they felt about Trump’s conviction.

How do you feel about Trump's conviction?

The data paints a vivid picture of the diverse spectrum of emotions evoked by Trump’s conviction. A staggering 40.5% of respondents expressed being “Super happy,” while 27.1% admitted to feeling “Really mad.” On the flip side, there were those who remained relatively indifferent, with 16.8% responding with a nonchalant “Meh, whatever.” These emotions underscore the deep divisions within society regarding Trump’s actions and their consequences.

How do you feel about Trump's conviction? (All Respondents)
Surprisingly, among those who expressed happiness—both “Kinda happy” and “Super happy”— 24.7% indicated they would still vote for Trump. This suggests that even among those pleased with Trump’s conviction, there’s reluctance to support Joe Biden.
Would you vote for Trump for President despite being convicted (Q1 Respondents: Kinda Happy & Super Happy)
Conversely, among respondents who admitted to feeling “Really mad” or “A bit mad,” a significant 74.9% expressed willingness to vote for Trump, despite his conviction. This indicates a resilient support base that remains steadfast in their allegiance to the former president, regardless of legal challenges.
Would you vote for Trump for President despite being convicted (Q1 Respondents: Really Mad & A Bit Mad)
Moreover, when examining responses based on political affiliation, a stark divide becomes evident. While 66.1% of self-identified Republicans affirmed their willingness to support Trump, 27.2% of Democrats expressed a similar sentiment. This discrepancy underscores the deep-seated partisan divisions that continue to shape American politics.
Would you vote for Trump for President despite being convicted?
One cannot overlook the role of Joe Biden in this equation. Despite being the alternative to Trump, Biden seems to lack the enthusiasm necessary to rally widespread support, even among those who vehemently oppose Trump. The data suggests that for some Democrats, the aversion to Trump may not necessarily translate into unwavering support for Biden.

The Process

As the political landscape continues to evolve, Realtime research emerges as a vital tool for understanding public sentiment and electoral behavior. By capturing nuanced emotions and deciphering voting intentions, these tools offer a window into the complexities of modern politics. Leveraging Realtime insights, stakeholders can navigate turbulent waters with clarity, agility, and foresight, ensuring informed decision-making in an ever-changing world.

What We Asked

  1. How do you feel about Trump’s conviction?
  2. Would you vote for Trump for President despite being convicted?
  3. What political party do you most align with?


The findings from this data paint a nuanced picture of American politics, one characterized by complex emotions and shifting allegiances. While Trump’s conviction may have energized his opponents, it has not deterred a significant portion of voters from considering him as a viable option.
As the country navigates through a pivotal election cycle, understanding these dynamics will be crucial for political strategists and pundits alike. The data underscores the importance of appealing to voters beyond mere party lines and highlights the need for candidates to inspire genuine enthusiasm among the electorate.
In conclusion, while the disdain for Trump among Democrats and his critics is palpable, the willingness of a considerable segment of this demographic to still vote for him over Biden speaks volumes about the state of American politics today. It is a reminder that in the realm of electoral politics, emotions, pragmatism, and loyalty often intertwine in unexpected ways.

Campaign Insights’ Realtime Polling surveys differ from traditional online surveys in that the questions are shown to the user on web pages in place of an ad. Unlike Google Surveys, which block access to content until the questions are answered, Realtime Polling surveys are optional, thus ensuring that participants are responding voluntarily.