New post-indictment poll data shows Donald Trump is commanding a blistering lead in the GOP primary and over Joe Biden in a likely general election matchup.
Now more voters in both primary and general elections say they would likely vote for Trump in the wake of his indictment.
The Democrats were warned about their phony indictment; they didn’t listen.
The poll from Trump’s pollster John McLaughlin, one of the best GOP pollsters in the business, gathered in-depth post-indictment data following reports that Trump was indicted.
As Breitbart reported:
The survey of 1,000 general election voters, conducted on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1—the immediate aftermath of the indictment news—with a margin of error of 3.1 percent, found Trump leading Biden 47 percent to 43 percent. In a memo accompanying the release of the data, McLaughin noted that the indictment did not seem to change the top lines from a survey he conducted earlier in March.
But in the GOP primary, Trump has taken a commanding lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. When polling a full 14-candidate field, Trump has majority support at 51 percent and DeSantis has experienced a double-digit drop down to 21 percent. Since McLaughlin’s January polling, that means the race has swung a net 18 points away from DeSantis towards Trump.
“In a full-field ballot test of 14 potential Republican candidates, President Trump leads with 51%, DeSantis 21%, Mike Pence 6%, Nikki Haley 4%, and everyone else is at 2% or less,” McLaughlin wrote in the memo.
“In our January survey, President Trump led the field with 43%, and DeSantis was at 31%. Trump’s lead has gone from 12 points to 30 points,’ he added.
The outlet continues:
In a hypothetical head-to-head matchup with DeSantis, Trump has skyrocketed above 60 percent now—to 63 percent total—while DeSantis has cratered to just 30 percent from the 40 percent he enjoyed back then. That 33 percent gap between Trump and DeSantis means Trump has more than tripled his 12 percent January lead head-to-head over DeSantis from the same pollster. Back then, Trump led 52 percent to 40 percent—which also means that Trump’s more than tripling of the margin between him and DeSantis since then represents a net 22 point swing against DeSantis and toward Trump since the beginning of the year.
The most impressive statistics are from primary and general election voters asked what they thought of Trump’s indictment.
When asked if they would be more or less likely to vote for Trump following his indictment, 57 percent of GOP primary voters said it would make them more likely.
Even some of Trump’s most prominent critics have voiced support for the former president.
A whopping 33 percent of general election voters said Trump’s indictment made it more likely they would vote for him in 2024, while just 20 percent said it made them less likely.
Seventy-seven percent of likely voters said the indictment had no impact or made it more likely they would back him.
The Trafalgar Group/Convention polling data told a similar story as an obvious pattern emerges from Bragg’s indictment.
In a general election audience, a plurality of 48 percent said they agreed when asked if Biden “and the radical left have weaponized the justice system to prosecute their political opponents.”
A majority of general election voters also agreed there was a double standard between Biden and Trump regarding investigations.
“Do you agree or disagree that under President Biden there is a double standard of criminal justice where the alleged Hunter Biden and Biden family corruption escapes indictments while President Trump is continually investigated looking for crimes to prosecute against him?” respondents were asked.
Fifty-five percent agreed, while just 33 percent disagreed.
A bigger majority of general election voters – 56 percent – agreed when asked if they thought Biden and “the radical left are making things worse and keeping the country divided” by “continuing to attack President Trump.”
Then comes the real kicker.
A majority of general election voters, 57 percent, agreed with the following sentiment:
“Joe Biden and the Democrats are spending too much time and resources going after Donald Trump with phony political attacks that are a waste of time and taxpayers’ dollars instead of trying to solve the country’s real problems on issues like the economy, inflation, crime, immigration and national security.”