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Would a conviction hurt Trump?

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Next week the world may know whether Donald Trump becomes the first US president to receive a criminal conviction. But could this verdict help or hinder him? Tom Lubbock, co-founder of pollsters JL Partners, joins Freddy Gray to discuss. They also analyze the dynamics at play in current polling: why is Trump doing better in the Sun Belt states? And is this election a referendum on Biden?

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US politics and analysis, delivering in-depth discussions with the best American pundits. Presented by Freddy Gray.

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