Among Republicans, 18 percent think the federal criminal charges are very serious, while 48 percent say they are not serious at all. "Not only do a large majority of Americans regard the federal charges as serious, more than half of Americans think the former president should face prosecution," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. No matter what the outcome, Americans say if Donald Trump goes on trial in federal court in Washington, D.C., they would like to watch it on TV," added Malloy. 2024 GENERAL ELECTIONIn a hypothetical general election matchup between President Biden and former President Trump, Biden receives 47 percent support and Trump receives 46 percent support among all registered voters, essentially a dead heat. Among all Americans, President Biden receives a negative 37 - 56 percent job approval rating, also similar to July.