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ABC anchor asks critical question about Biden over new poll showing Trump's post-indictment support: 'That is a statistical tie'
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ABC anchor asks critical question about Biden over new poll showing Trump's post-indictment support: 'That is a statistical tie'

ABC News anchor Jonathan Karl expressed dismay Sunday that voters still support Donald Trump after his federal indictment.

Karl asked panelists on "This Week" about a new Quinnipiac poll that shows Trump and President Joe Biden remain in a "statistical tie" even after prosecutors slammed Trump with a 37-count indictment for allegedly retaining classified documents at Mar-a-Lago and obstructing efforts to retrieve them.

"A poll from Quinnipiac, on a possible Biden-Trump matchup, puts Biden at 48%, Trump at 44%. This is a poll, again, taken largely after the indictment," Karl explained.

"I mean, that's got to make you a little — that's within the margin of error. That is a statistical tie," he bemoaned. "So, what does that say about Biden if he's barely beating [Trump] or, in some polls, actually losing?"

Democratic analyst Donna Brazile asserted the poll demonstrates that America is "very divided" and does not necessarily represent voter sentiment about who is running for president. Republican Larry Hogan, however, said the poll shows that Americans hate that 2024 could end up being a rematch of the 2020 presidential election.

Earlier in segment, Karl and ABC News political director Rick Klein explained how the Trump indictment is not the liability to Trump's campaign that Democrats had hoped it would be.

The pair cited an NPR poll that showed Trump's favorability climbing among Republicans and GOP-leaning independent voters post-indictment.

"It's remarkable," Klein said.

"The reality that his rival candidates have settled around — and I've talked to their campaign managers, I've talked to their strategists — they think at this point, there's not going to be a dam that breaks, there's not going to be an event that ends Donald Trump.

"It's going to have to be a candidate who ends Donald Trump," he continued. "And to that point, we're 7 months before the voting starts and this is an issue where they see there are some vulnerabilities, they hope — hope is the key word here — they hope that they can find a way to find an argument against Trump that makes sense, because right now, nobody's got it.

"He’s getting stronger," Klein explained of Trump. "He's not getting weaker despite what's out there."

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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