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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 TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short 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 TrumpMichael Cohen predicts Trump will turn on family after revelation of criminal probe Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida Melinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: report 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 TrumpDonald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball MORE, compared to 24 percent who thought it would be appropriate and 23 percent who said they didn’t know.

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In addition, 52 percent said it would be inappropriate to pardon Eric TrumpEric TrumpFlorida city bans gambling amid prospects of Trump-owned casino Lara Trump on Senate bid: 'No for now, not no forever' Lara Trump disputes report that father-in-law is discussing reinstalment 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 GiulianiSunday shows - Biden foreign policy in focus Giuliani accuses Biden of 'caving in to Iran' Giuliani endorses Republican Curtis Sliwa for NYC mayor MORE and Trump's aide and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Israel-Hamas ceasefire is holding — what's next? Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida CDC's about-face on masks appears politically motivated to help a struggling Biden 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 BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE’s administration would investigate his family.

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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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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.