India, June 4 -- A new poll launched after former President Donald Trump's guilty verdict finds that nearly half of Americans believe he should drop his 2024 presidential campaign. Contrarily, almost half of Americans also hold the belief that all charges against him in the criminal hush money cases were politically motivated.

The latest post-conviction survey released by ABC News/Ipsos on Sunday reflected trouble ahead for the Republican presidential nominee.

Despite the warning signs for Trump, favourable opinions of him and his frontrunning Democrat rival, Joe Biden, remained largely unchanged after the historic New York trial declared Trump the first-ever convicted former president. The poll was conducted from May 31 to June 1.