President Donald Trump saw another big boost in support amid the rumors of a looming arrest, according to the latest Morning Consult survey.
Trump now has 54 percent support, up from 52 percent last week.
Meanwhile, Trump’s potential competitor Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped two points from 28 percent to 26 percent.
In the last week, support for Trump jumped from +24 to +28, meaning the arrest rumors are just making him stronger.
Other potential candidates are still nowhere near Trump:
- Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third place
- Presidential candidate Nikki Haley followed with four percent support
- RINO Liz Cheney came one point behind with three percent support.
Morning Consult said Trump’s gains as “one his largest polling leads in the 2024 Republican primary.”
Morning Consult writes:
Trump Continues to Lead DeSantis: As Trump awaits potential indictment on charges related to a 2016 hush money scheme with adult-film star Stormy Daniels, he has posted one of his largest polling leads in the 2024 Republican primary. The latest survey shows 54% of potential primary voters support the former president, compared with 26% who are backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, tying his expected opponent’s lowest level of support since tracking began in December.
Everyone from Chris Rock to Majorie Taylor Greene has been warning that arresting Trump would make him “more popular” than ever, and it’s beginning to look like they were right.
“Are you guys really going to arrest Trump?,” Chris Rock asked the crowd at the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center last week.
“Do you know this is only going to make him more popular. It’s like arresting Tupac. He’s just gonna sell more records. Are you stupid?” Rock continued.
Marjorie Taylor Greene predicted Trump will win the 2024 presidential race in a “landslide” if he is indicted.
“If they indict President Trump on fake charges, to go after him to try to stop the movement that they cannot stop, he is going to win 2024 in a landslide victory and then we’ll put him in the White House and he will finish what he started,” Greene told Lindell TV.