According to the first survey conducted after the Manhattan district attorney’s indictment of the former president, he now has a 26 percentage point advantage over Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is likely to be his opponent in the 2024 election.
A Yahoo News/YouGov poll reveals that Trump, who had a recent 8-point lead against DeSantis (47% to 39%), has since jumped to a 57% to 31% advantage among Republican and Republican-leaning voters.
It demonstrated Trump’s incredible comeback after he trailed the Florida governor by 45% to 41% in February.
The poll, which was conducted last Thursday and Friday, also revealed that among the bigger group of declared and probable Republican candidates for 2024, the former president increased his lead, rising from 44% to 52%, while DeSantis decreased, dropping to 21% from 28%.
As a result of District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment in relation to a $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, Trump has seen an increase in support from Republican political figures, as shown by the poll that was released on Saturday.
Over the weekend, former Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin told The Post that Trump is becoming “stronger” as a result of the prosecution of Bragg and that this could help him win the Republican nomination.
Zeldin remarked of “independent-minded general election voters” that “many of them are already raising substantial concerns about this indictment and indicating how they believe this is a political prosecution.”
In light of this, 54% of Republicans and Republicans who lean Republican now choose Trump to be the nominee for 2024 over the 33% who want someone else, up from 51% Trump and 39% someone else in the previous poll.
The accusation against Trump is still under secret, but according to rumors, he could be charged with more than 30 counts of falsifying financial records in connection with the payment to Daniels.
Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan Supreme Court is when Trump is anticipated to be charged.
Republicans support Trump, while just 42% of People support the indictment, 33% oppose, and 19% are unsure. 52% of Americans agree that if convicted, he shouldn’t be allowed to run for president again. Another 31% believe he ought to, while 17% are unsure.
The survey included 1,089 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.