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A conviction could undermine Trump’s standing among senior voters

Republican strategist and CNN contributor Scott Jennings said a conviction could hurt Trump’s standing among older voters in the 2024 election.

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Jennings said:

The group of voters that I’m most interested in if he’s convicted are older voters, and Trump, uh, struggled a little bit with older voters compared to other Republicans in 2020. Some of them are siding with Biden because they understand that Trump is not as concerned about their health as he should be. This time, if he were convicted here, I don’t think most of his supporters would care about this kind of case. Most Republicans would yawn. Older people still remember a time when you knew these details about presidential candidates weren’t widely known and people weren’t convicted felons. This is the senior population I’m looking at. How did they react? Will they keep coming back to Biden?

Trump has struggled with older voters, and Jennings makes a good point. These voters have turned to Joe Biden. If Trump is convicted, it could cause large numbers of older voters to abandon the former president.

When asked about the impact of Trump’s conviction, the only consistent point in the polls was that it hurt the former president’s independent and undecided voters. People who had planned to vote for Trump would not change their minds if he were convicted, but for older voters who may hold presidential candidates to a higher standard, a conviction could be disqualifying.

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