50% of Americans approve of the verdict, 30% disagree with it, and 19% are undecided.

Among those who approve of the court's decision, 86% are Democrats and 15% are Republicans. Independents were almost twice as likely to say he was guilty as innocent.

47% of Americans believe that the trial was fair (mostly Democrats), 37% - that it was not.

At the same time, few respondents expect Trump to ever go to prison. 63% say he won't, while 20% believe the former president will end up behind bars.

Almost 80% of Americans say the verdict has not affected their opinion on the upcoming elections. 46% of those who did not support Trump have not changed their position, while 32% of his supporters continue to support the former president. Another 13% are unsure.

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At the same time, some voters have changed their minds. 5% say they had previously planned to vote for Trump, but now they are not going to do so. On the contrary, 3% say they have become more favorably disposed towards him, although they had not previously thought of voting for him.

The express poll was conducted a few hours after the verdict was announced on Thursday.

Trump became the first US president to be convicted of a criminal offence. A jury in a Manhattan court in New York found him guilty on all counts of falsifying business records in connection with a USD 130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election for her silence about her sexual encounter with the presidential candidate.

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On 11 July, a court hearing will be held to determine the sentence for the convict.

Falsification of business documents carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. Instead of imprisonment, Trump may be sentenced to house arrest, probation, supervised release, or a fine.

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