More voters say pardons for Trump's family would be inappropriate: poll

A Morning Consult-Politico poll published Wednesday found that more voters say it would be inappropriate for President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE to pardon his family members than those who support the move.

Of the 1,990 voters surveyed, 51 percent said it would be inappropriate to pardon Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpRubio: Trump impeachment trial is 'stupid' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds NRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers MORE. Twenty-four percent said it would be appropriate, and 24 percent said they either didn’t know or had no opinion.

Fifty-four percent said it would be inappropriate to pardon Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpCompany appeals rejection of controversial Pebble Mine  Singer Taylor Dayne responds to criticism after Mar-a-Lago performance: 'I try to stay non-political' More voters say pardons for Trump's family would be inappropriate: poll MORE, compared to 24 percent who thought it would be appropriate and 23 percent who said they didn’t know.


In addition, 52 percent said it would be inappropriate to pardon Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report MyPillow CEO says activists pressuring stores to drop product are trying to 'cancel me' Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office MORE, and 23 percent said it would be appropriate, while 26 percent did not indicate an opinion.

Roughly half of respondents also indicated that it would be inappropriate to pardon the president's lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires Dominion Voting Systems files .3B defamation suit against Giuliani The next hustle: What we should expect from Trump MORE and Trump's aide and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerJilani: China 'sending clear message' to Biden officials with sanctions that opposition could lead to 'future pay cut' Would Trump have gotten away with a self-pardon? History will never know Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon MORE

Forty-eight percent of voters said it would be inappropriate to pardon Giuliani, compared to 23 percent that said it would be. Twenty-nine percent of voters said they didn’t know.

A similar percentage of respondents  47 percent  said it would be inappropriate to pardon Kushner.

The New York Times reported that the president was weighing preemptive pardons for his three eldest children, Kushner and Giuliani out of fears that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE’s administration would investigate his family.


The news came roughly one week after Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities during special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s investigation.

Pardons were more popular among Republicans voters in the new poll, with slim majorities finding it appropriate to issue the potential pardons.

Democrats overwhelming said it was inappropriate to issue the pardons, while smaller majorities of independents said the same.

The poll surveyed 1,990 registered voters Dec. 4-6. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.