Here's how many Americans think Trump should go to prison

Former President Donald Trump will have to wait several more weeks before learning his sentence in his hush money convictions, after a judge delayed the hearing after the Supreme Court’s immunity ruling

Meanwhile, Americans are about evenly split on whether he should face prison time. 

A new poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found 48% believe the former president and presumptive Republican nominee should serve time behind bars, and 50% say he should not. 

About 8 in 10 Democrats think Trump should face prison time, while independents are divided. About half, 49%, of independents say he should, and 46% say he should not.

The results underscore the partisan divide in opinions about the case, which was the first brought against a current or former U.S. president. 

Both Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden have made the trial central to how they campaign to their respective bases: Biden frequently pointing out that Trump became the first former president to be convicted of a felony; Trump arguing that Democrats orchestrated the case against him for political purposes.

When is Trump being sentenced?

FILE - Former President Donald Trump walks out to speak at a news conference from the lobby of Trump Tower the day after being found guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree at Manhattan Criminal Court, in New Yor

Donald Trump’s sentencing for his hush money convictions was originally set for July 11, three days before the Republican National Convention opened.

Last week, New York Judge Juan M. Merchan postponed sentencing until Sept. 18 at the earliest — if ever — as he agreed to weigh the possible impact of a new Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity.

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Trump’s lawyers argue the Supreme Court ruling merits not only delaying the sentencing but tossing out his conviction.

Merchan wrote that he’ll rule Sept. 6, and the next date in the case would be Sept. 18, "if such is still necessary."

Trump denies any wrongdoing.

This story was reported from Detroit. The Associated Press contributed.