A new poll was conducted among Americans after the Manhattan Grand Jury decided to formally indict former President Donald Trump. The survey revolved around allegations of Trump’s possible falsification of business records and his upcoming 2024 candidacy.
According to the poll, “more than 6 in 10 Americans (62 percent) think the Manhattan District Attorney’s case involving former President Donald Trump is mainly motivated by politics, while 32 percent think the case is mainly motivated by the law.”
Among Republican voters, a large majority believe that Trump has had a positive impact on their party, and he remains the clear front-runner in the 2024 presidential race, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In a head-to-head primary matchup between Trump and DeSantis, Trump continues to lead, indicating his continued popularity among Republican voters.
- More than 7 in 10 Republican voters (72 percent) think Trump has had a mainly positive impact on their party
- Fifty-five percent think the accusations are either very serious (32 percent) or somewhat serious (23 percent), while 42 percent think the accusations are either not too serious (16 percent) or not serious at all (26 percent).
- Given a list of 15 Republicans who have either declared a 2024 presidential run or are seen as potential candidates, Donald Trump receives 47 percent support among Republican and Republican leaning voters followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who receives 33 percent… These results are largely unchanged from a Quinnipiac University poll on March 15th.
- In a head-to-head Republican primary matchup between the two leading Republican candidates, Trump receives 52 percent support and DeSantis receives 42 percent support, essentially unchanged from earlier in the month.
The consistent support for Trump among his base, as indicated by the recent poll, could pose a challenge for President Biden and his administration in the aftermath of Trump’s indictment. Despite the serious accusations against him, Trump’s popularity among Republicans remains high, with a majority of them believing that the case against him is politically motivated.
This could mean that any attempts by the Biden administration to put Trump down will be met with resistance and pushback from his supporters. Moreover, Trump’s continued popularity looks to impact the 2024 presidential race, as his candidacy could further galvanize his base and make it harder for Democrats to make inroads in Republican strongholds.
Overall, the consistent support for Trump is bad news for Biden and his administration, as it indicates that the former president’s influence and impact on American politics is far from over, despite the indictment and ongoing legal proceedings against him.