How Trump’s Conviction Could Affect the US Political Landscape

The presidential campaign landscape is poised for a dramatic shake-up this week as New York jurors begin deliberations over whether to criminally convict former US president Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, for hush-money payments allegedly made to an adult film star in 2016.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

But we want to determine what a guilty or not guilty verdict means for his campaign, what pollsters say about the election at this stage, and who out of Biden and Trump is the favourite to win a second term in office.

Victoria Cooper, non-resident fellow at the United States Studies Centre, joins Wednesday Daily host Nelson Scott to discuss how this conviction could change the US political landscape.

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