A majority of registered voters think that Donald Trump shouldn't be allowed to serve as president again in the future.
Only a small number of voters think Trump should serve again. Some of the others are not sure.
Immediately after New York state Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit accusing Trump and three of his children of fraudulently overvaluing his assets to obtain beneficial financial terms, a survey of 1,566 US adults was conducted.
It is possible that it reflects the cumulative effect of Trump's legal troubles. In the past, polls have asked if Trump should be allowed to serve again if he were found guilty of a crime.
This was the first time that voters were asked if the ongoing state and federal investigations had revealed enough to disqualify Trump from a second term as president.
Most voters agree.
It is not the strongest position from which to launch a reelection bid.
The new poll wasn't all bad for the former president. A few weeks ago, President Biden had a 6-point lead over Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up. Biden had a 2 percentage point margin in the latest survey.
The new poll suggests that Trump's standing among Republican voters may be changing a bit.
In the immediate aftermath of the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, the GOP appeared to rally around Trump, with preference for the former president rising among registered voters who identify as Republicans.
The "Mar-a-Lago bump" is no longer in existence. Primary support for him among Republicans and Republican leaners has fallen by 7 points while support for someone else has gone up. They are not sure.
The former president is favored by less than half of Republicans. Trump did not fare much better when he faced off against Ron DeSantis.
The New York state civil lawsuit is not likely to change the perception of Trump. Only 27% of Americans say they have heard a lot about it. Some people say they have heard a little or nothing.
Less Americans think that Trump inflated the value of his business assets by billions of dollars than thought three weeks ago. Only 10% of 2020 Trump voters and 12% of Republicans agree with the vast majority of Biden voters that Trump inflated his business assets.
Americans are divided over whether the New York lawsuit is motivated by a genuine desire to hold Trump and his family accountable or a political bias against Trump and his family.
More than 6 in 10 people say that Trump should be prosecuted if he commits business fraud. Only 42% of Americans think he should be charged with a crime. Some people say he should not be charged.
James and prosecutors can present their case. 45% of Americans think that Trump committed a serious crime at some point in his life. It is 50% today. The percentage of Americans who think he has never committed a serious crime has gone down.
It's not certain whether Trump will ever be found guilty. 27% of Americans think the former president will be found guilty of a crime More than a third of the time, do not.
The Yahoo News survey used a nationally representative sample of 1,566 people. The sample was weighted according to gender, age, race and education based on the American Community Survey conducted by the US Bureau of the Census. The respondents were selected from the opt-in panel. There is a margin of error.