Alvin Bragg will burst into tears when he hears this news about Trump’s conviction

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Alvin Bragg understood that his mission was convicting Donald Trump.

He conjured up crimes out of thin air to charge Trump with and got a friendly judge as well as a jury to secure the guilty verdict.

But now Alvin Bragg will burst into tears when he hears this news about Trump’s conviction.

Emerson poll shows conviction fails to move voters

The latest national poll from Emerson College showed former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden 46 to 45 percent.

Trump’s vote share was unchanged from Emerson’s previous poll taken before the conviction.

And the poll showed that the conviction made almost as many voters more excited to vote for Trump as less likely to vote for him.

“Data released by Emerson College on Thursday showed that 27% of voters say they are more likely to back the former President after he was found guilty in his hush money trial in Manhattan. A third of voters said the conviction makes them less likely to vote for Trump in November, while 40% said the conviction does not influence their decision at all,” Mediaite reported.

Executive director of Emerson College Polling, Spencer Kimball, marveled at the durability of Trump’s support.

“Trump’s support in our polling remained the same before and after his conviction,” Kimball stated.

Pundits long predicted a conviction would swing voters away from Trump.

That proved not to be the case in Emerson’s poll.

 “A majority of Democrats say it makes them less likely to support Trump (51%) and a majority of Republicans (55%) say it makes them more likely to support Trump. A plurality of independents say it makes no impact (41%), while 38% are less likely to vote for Trump and 21% more likely,” Kimball added.

Suburban voters stick with Trump

Elections are largely decided in the suburbs.

Joe Biden carried suburban voters 50 to 48 in 2020.

Trump won this critical voting block 50 to 45 over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election.

Contrary to the prognostications, the conviction didn’t move suburban voters an inch.

Emerson found Trump leading Biden 48 to 44 in the suburbs.

“Suburban voters break for Trump over Biden, 48% to 44%, with a gender divide: suburban men break for Trump 57% to 35% while suburban women break for Biden 53% to 38%,” Kimball continued. 

Even Trump’s numbers with independents weren’t horrible.

Biden carried independents by 13 points in 2020.

This poll showed him only leading by two.

“Biden edges out Trump among independent voters, 43% to 41%, with 17% undecided,” Kimball concluded.

Democrats didn’t indict Donald Trump four times because they thought he needed to be held accountable for actual crimes.

Prosecutors like Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Trump under political pressure from their base and because he decided to run for President.

But the politics of the conviction are leaving Democrats at a loss because branding Trump as a convicted felon was supposed to be their ace in the hole.

And it’s clearly not.

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