Poll for Trump super PAC shows former president still leading Republicans with 51 percent of the vote after historic indictment – 47 percent of respondents said he will not get a fair trial in Manhattan
- A poll from Trump’s campaign team claims he has 51 percent of the Republican vote
- Poll puts former President ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, ex-Vice President Mike Pence and Nikki Haley
- Some 47 percent of respondents said he will not get a fair trial in Manhattan
Allies of Donald Trump are remaining bullish that his indictment has increased his popularity as their research shows he is winning the Republican leadership race.
A poll by Trump’s campaign team found that 51 percent of Republicans see him as their preferred 2024 candidate – putting him ahead of his biggest threat Ron DeSantis who scored 21 percent.
A separate survey by YouGov and Yahoo news similarly found 57 percent of Republicans would vote for Trump while only 31 percent back DeSantis.
It comes after Trump’s team yesterday claimed more than $4 million was donated to his presidential campaign in the 24 hours after he was indicted.
The former President is facing 34 charges connected to an alleged $130,000 ‘hush money’ payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Allies of Donald Trump are remaining bullish that his popularity has only increased following his indictment over a $130,000 hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels
A poll from the Trump team claims he has 51 percent of the Republican vote
Trump’s team conducted a full-field ballot test of 14 potential Republican candidates over Friday and Saturday – two days after his indictment.
While Trump and DeSantis came out on top of the latest poll, former Vice President Mike Pence was in third place with six percent of the vote.
Nikki Haley was fourth with four percent as all other candidates received two percent or less each.
A general election ballot test also put Trump ahead of Biden 47-43 – a figure that has changed little since his team’s previous survey in March.
Meanwhile 47 percent of those polled said he would not get a fair trial in Manhattan.
Trump has repeatedly voiced concerns about being tried in the Democratic state.
Yesterday the 76-year-old politician said his indictment had inspired $4million to his presidential campaign.
A quarter of the money came from new donors and payments could be traced to all 50 states, according to a fundraising email sent out by Trump on Friday night.
In the message, Trump wrote: ‘This is the battle I willingly signed up for when I decided to take on the entire Washington Machine as a political outsider 8 years ago, and be YOUR voice.’
There is no way to confirm the numbers until the campaign files its first quarter report by April 15.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has been accused of pursuing a political ‘witch hunt’ against Trump
Trump’s biggest leadership rival DeSantis has been forced to walk a political tightrope as he discussed the indictment
Trump was sensationally indicted Thursday following a years-long investigation into the money paid to Daniels.
He is set to be arrested on Tuesday and faces up to four years in jail if convicted.
It marked a victory for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg who reheated the probe and doggedly pursued the case.
But Trump and his family members have repeatedly accused Bragg of a politically-charged ‘witch hunt’ which will only make voters more sympathetic to the former President.
On Saturday Trump’s biggest leadership rival DeSantis has been forced to walk a political tightrope as he discussed the indictment.
The Florida Governor – who has not officially launched his leadership bid – accused the Manhattan district attorney of weaponizing the law against Trump.
However he avoided using the former president’s name in a one-hour campaign-like speech on Saturday.
It illustrated how likely candidates for the 2024 Republican nomination have been put in the awkward position of having to fall into line behind the frontrunner.