Former President Donald Trump’s potential conviction in his ongoing criminal trial might not play a prominent role, according to findings of a new poll.

A new UNF PORL Florida National Survey released on Thursday asked likely voters across the country about various national policy issues and their 2024 vote choice.

Respondents were asked who they would vote for in the upcoming presidential election between President Joe Biden and Trump.

According to the poll, 47% said they would vote for Trump, with 45% indicating a vote for Biden, 4% said another candidate, and 2% said they wouldn’t vote. Three percent said they didn’t know or refused to answer.

“Trump is up by two percentage points among this sample, but with another 3 percent who aren’t sure, a 4-point margin of error, and the importance of individual states in the Electoral College, it will likely be a very close race six months from now,” Michael Binder, the director of UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab said.

The poll also shows that Trump’s legal cases will not sway the majority of likely voters as it will not affect their vote choice.

“A sizable majority said a criminal conviction for Trump wouldn’t affect their vote, which makes sense for folks who have their minds made up,” Binder said. “What could dramatically impact the election is the 9% of Trump voters who said they’d be less likely to vote for him if he’s convicted.”

According to the poll, 67% claimed a conviction would have no influence, 24% said they would be less likely to vote for Trump, and 7% said they would be more likely to vote for him.

According to Breitbart News, over three-fourths of Republicans, 77 percent, said a criminal conviction would have no effect on their vote choice, and 11 percent said it would make them more likely to vote for him.

The UNF PORL Florida National Survey of 745 likely voters was conducted from April 8 through 20, 2024, by the Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) at the University of North Florida. The margin error is +/- 4.2 percentage..

The poll comes as Trump is currently on trial on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to an alleged hush money payment made before the 2016 presidential election.