by Joshua Zitser
The Mar-a-Lago raid gave former President Donald Trump a 10-point boost over possible 2024 rival Gov. Ron DeSantis among Republican primary voters, further widening his already significant lead, according to a new poll.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll was conducted on August 10 — after federal agents searched the Florida property on Monday, but before Friday’s unsealing of the search warrant and property receipt revealed that the FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents.
The poll found that 57% of registered voters would back Trump if he chose to run and if the Republican presidential primary were held that day. That’s a four-point increase on the 53% who said they would vote for the former president last month, per the POLITICO/Morning Consul’s July 15-17 National Tracking Poll.
Meanwhile, DeSantis, who could be Trump’s fiercest competition should they both choose to run, dropped from 23% to 17%. The events of this week, albeit without the revelations of the unsealed search warrant, gave Trump a 10-point boost over DeSantis.
Now Trump, who has teased a run but not yet formally announced that he intends to, has a 40-point lead on his competition. DeSantis, who defended Trump after the FBI raid, has also not formally announced his intentions to run.
According to the poll, which surveyed 2,004 registered voters, no other candidate had double-digit support. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2 points.
On Saturday, Insider’s Darren Samuelsohn and Charles R. Davis reported that Republican strategists believed the Mar-a-Lago raid would help Trump with GOP primary voters.
Trump is being investigated for potential crimes related to his handling of documents that could threaten US national security, and allies say he could exploit the investigation to play into the narrative that he’s the target of a “deep state” cabal.
One GOP operative told Insider that Trump will be able to reprise his role as a “martyr” and that the events of this week make it “pretty much unbeatable in a primary.”
Indict Trump. See what that does for ya.
The Left doesn’t go that hard against DeSantis. greg almost never says anything about him, either, which means they WANT him to run.
They have something planned to smear or destroy Ron DeSantis.
They fear Trump, hence the illegal, stasi-like false charges and threats.
The country is split in two. I’m fine letting Atheist Wokesters have some land so they can fail on their own.
What I’m NOT okay with is letting them set up their autocracy and kooky religion at the expense of our Republic, which allows for freedom of religion and freedom of speech…things the Left despises.
Trump was their choice against Hilldabeast, they provided him untold billions in free advertising. At the end looking at the real poll numbers they tried the locker room talk tape and the Russian hookers hoax. Then the She is a shoe in, we all knew he was a playboy he lost his first beautiful wife with that, well the “revelations and parade of women claiming different sexual affronts did not have the impact they thought it would. Too many of us had a suspicion she bumped off lil john for the Senate seat.
Her testimony about the embassy attack echoed in our heads.
He wasnt my first choice, my expectations were very low. He did a fine job.
Most Americans no longer trusts the M.S. Media their turkeys have come home to roost the M.S. Media bottom feeders blame Trump for everything
08/18/22- Judge blocks Florida ‘woke’ law pushed by Gov. DeSantis
Seriously, banning consideration of racism and racial issues in post-secondary school environments or employee training programs is a direct violation of First Amendment freedom of speech. Critical Race Theory isn’t taught in Florida’s K-12 schools to begin with.
This is another of DeSantis’s fabricated controversies, like his ridiculous Disney World pedophile b.s. Oddly, he’s never said a word about pedophilia and the Southern Baptist Church. Why do you suppose?
Democrats go all out to promote and spread racism. Nothing new. This order will survive for about a day.