Trump’s Popularity Surges in Polls Following Indictment

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The classic definition of madness is: Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. Democrats and the left seem to have not yet gotten this memo because they keep doing it. In a CBS/YouGov survey conducted on June 9-10 former president Donald Trump blew away his rivals in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. The poll was conducted after Trump’s indictment on Thursday for the handling of classified information.

In yet another blow to Democrats, the poll asked likely GOP primary voters whether the indictment will change their opinion about Trump. These results will send the left scrambling for their smelling salve, as they try to find another way to convince Trump supporters to leave him.

The new poll numbers show Trump far and away leading the pack of GOP hopefuls at a whopping 61 percent. No one else polls are even close to Trump’s numbers. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is at 23 percent, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and former Vice President Mike Pence are both at four percent, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is at three percent.

Respondents were asked whether this latest legal trouble for Trump will change their opinion. 14 percent of them said that their opinion has improved, 7 percent said that their opinion had worsened, 18 percent said “depends” (whatever it means), and 61 percent stated that their opinion hadn’t changed at all. Not only did the majority of likely GOP supporters not change their opinions of Trump, but they also said that he should be eligible for the presidency even if convicted in the federal classified document case.

This scenario is not new. In April of last year, Manhattan D.A. indicted Trump in New York City. Alvin Bragg was charged with falsifying records of business. Trafalgar Group’s poll conducted March 14-19 showed Trump ahead of DeSantis by 43 percent to 41. After the indictment, things have changed. Trump now has a huge lead over DeSantis (56.2% to 22.5%). Also, it seems that the average Republican voter is fully aware of what’s going on. Of those surveyed, 76 percent said that they believed the latest indictment was politically motivated. Only 12 percent of those polled said that they believed the documents at Mar-a-Lago posed a threat to national security.

Donald Trump’s campaigning is also something that Democrats have not stopped. After the indictment, he did exactly that. On Saturday, Trump addressed the Republican conventions in North Carolina and Georgia. Trump warned both audiences of the true nature of the indictment. In Georgia, Trump called the indictment — and his campaign – the “final fight” against “corrupt forces” that are destroying the country. He said in North Carolina what many of the audience members already believed about the Democrat-led federal government, saying “In the end, they’re not going after me, but they’re going after you and I’m only standing in their path.” Trump could also face a 3rd indictment by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over alleged interference in elections in 2020. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis stated that charges could be announced between July 11th and September 1st.

Trump, after speaking in Georgia made a surprise visit to a Waffle House, where he did what he loves best: talk with average Americans. “Waffles On Trump,” he announced to screams of “U.S.A!” A restaurant owner down the street from Waffle House gave Mr. Trump meatloaf from his mother’s recipe. Democrats are terrified by Donald Trump because of stops like these, when President Joe Biden is planning to campaign from his basement once again. Will the poll numbers increase again? It remains to be determined. Trump will appear in a Miami Courtroom on Tuesday.