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Polls Show Democrats’ Attack on Trump is Backfiring 

Polls Show Democrats’ Attack on Trump is Backfiring 

Support for former President Donald Trump has exploded in recent weeks following his warning about being arrested.  

“The far & away leading Republican candidate and former President of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” wrote Trump in mid-March. “Protest, take our nation back!”

According to a Rasmussen poll conducted during the first week of April, Trump wins a hypothetical match-up against President Joe Biden with a vote of 47% to 40%. A separate poll shows him defeating potential GOP rival Ron DeSantis with a vote of 47% to 46%.

These numbers represent a dramatic change from February, when polls showed Trump losing to Biden with a vote of 42% to 45% and losing to DeSantis with a vote of 40% to 53%.

“This is a 10-point net gain for Donald Trump,” notes political strategist Dick Morris. “Former President Trump has completely turned around the 2024 race for president.” 

“DeSantis might be the buzz in the GOP conversation, but for now, Trump is seeing no erosion and, in fact, enjoys a bump in his lead in the Republican primary,” adds Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy. 

Trump confirmed his intentions to run in the 2024 presidential election last November. By law, an indictment or even a conviction of felony does not prevent someone from running for president.

On March 30th, Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on 34 felony charges related to a hush money payment made to former porn star Stormy Daniels by Michael Cohen, his former lawyer. Trump was placed under arrest on April 4th and pleaded not guilty to all charges before he was arraigned.

According to a poll conducted by CNN, a majority of Republican voters do not believe that Trump did anything illegal. Roughly half of respondents said that his alleged crime of falsifying business records to conceal the payment to Daniels (in order to hide an extramarital affair with her) was unethical but not illegal; more than 20% said his actions were “not wrong at all.”

On a brighter note, Trump’s campaign benefitted from the indictment by raking in more than $4 million in donations during the 24 hours immediately following the announcement. 

The former president flew home to his Mar-a-Lago estate directly after the hearing, where he was greeted by hundreds of fans. Trump told his supporters that the charges against him represented “massive election interference at a scale never seen before in our country” and said the ‘only crime he had committed was to fearlessly defend this nation from those who seek to destroy it.’

The next in-person hearing for Trump’s case is scheduled to take place December 4th in New York.

Author’s Note: 

A surge in support is exactly what Trump had been hoping for. Shortly after news of the indictment reached the media, the former president sent a fundraising email promising the “witch hunt” led against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would “backfire massively.”

As noted by former Vice President Mike Pence during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Bragg actually ran for office on promises to indict Donald Trump. 


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  1. frank stetson

    ” Bragg actually ran for office on promises to indict Donald Trump.”

    Well, Alice, you’re King is a shoe in then given NY, #1 NY #2, and NY #3 cases GA cases against up to 20 TRUMP cronies, Mar A Largo document thefts, and the Capitol Republican Insurrection to Steal The Presidency By Force should put you at 110% of the possible vote all going to TRUMP.

    Mission accomplished!

    • Miles collins

      Wipe out democrats. Mission accomplished. The end justifies the means

      • frank stetson

        And how do you plan to “wipe out democrats,” Miles Collins? What ends do you means?
        (you do realize “mission accomplished” is satirical, right? as in a stupid statement used by a stupid President in a stupid way? was that your joke? or are you really calling for the demise of all democrats no matter what it takes, and you are just the man to do it?)

      • Tom

        I chuckle when GOPsters use that slogan, “The end justifies the means.” as it was coined by Marxist guy Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov who to the West was known as Lenin. He was an anti-capitalist who agreed with Karl Marx political philosophy of socialism.

        • frank stetson

          And here I just thought they were being gay……

  2. Concerned Citizen

    As expected you defend the criminal, and admonish the justice part. Trump is being prosecuted for breaking the law, not because he is merley a moronic imbecile. He needs to be tried for treason for his insurrection attempt. Yet you wimpy always Trumpers put criminal over country

  3. George

    This is nothing but a blatant act by the Dems to thwart Trump’s run for the Presidency. There IS a guy behind bars running for the 2024 Presidency, so the Dems LOSE no matter what. Boy! Just WHAT are the Dems so afraid of? Obviously it’s God, patriotism, the rule of law and TRUMPSTERS!

  4. frank stetson

    George, the Dems are afraid of letting a crook break our laws just because he was a one-term unpopular President who lost two popular votes so far. He got away with it while in office, now he can face it as a citizen with all the protections that our laws provide.

    All Dems want is justice. Let the cases roll and let it be decided in court.

    • Theodore

      Dems don’t know the meaning of the word “Justice” (or very many other words either). If they did, they would go after, and prosecute, all of the BLM and antifa rioters that destroyed so many lives and businesses in their terroristic rampages in that so-called summer of love. No, you don’t want justice, you want revenge on the people that point out all of the evil being done by the dims just to retain power.

      • Tom

        Teddybear, did you forget to take your meds again today?

        • Theodore

          I’m pretty sure that you have “Oh Brainless One”.

  5. frank stetson

    Democrats do go after BLM and antifa rioters that broke the law. It was sometimes called the “Summer of Floyd.” The Summer of Love was 1967 and I am sure you passed on that one too as being too liberal for you.

    From WIKI in case you wondered how to find things out: “By June 22, 2020, police had made 14,000 arrests in 49 cities since the protests began, with most arrests being locals charged with low-level offenses such as violating curfews or blocking roadways.[4] By June 8, 2020, at least 19 people had died during the protests.”

    And because you figure they were burning down America: “By June 22, 2020, police had made 14,000 arrests in 49 cities since the protests began, with most arrests being locals charged with low-level offenses such as violating curfews or blocking roadways.[4] By June 8, 2020, at least 19 people had died during the protests.”

    But Republicans were busy too. “At least 104 incidents of vehicles driving into crowds of protesters, including eight involving police officers, were recorded from May 27 to September 5, with 39 drivers charged.” They were spurred on by groups like: “Black Lives Splatter,” and “Run Them Over.”

    Here’s the database with the 14,000 arrests, the convictions, and the time given. Remember, like the 1.6.2021 Republican Insurrection Rampage at the US Capitol, most arrests were misdemeanors.

    Really Teddy, I know you think we are dims desperately clinging to power, but you keep posting wildly inaccurate statements questioning evidence that you could easily just point n click to find. You can’t find the Trump lies database, the database of arrests for Summer of Floyd, basically you are without a clue making wild-ass assertions of the improbable kind.

    Edison once said he did not know everything, but he knew where to look. LEARN WHERE TO LOOK or make it easy and: JFGI. At least you can look smart then.

    Or follow your normal MO, call me a downright dastardly dirty lowdown liar, and move on in your normal fashion: half-assed.

  6. George

    If Dems go after crooks, then what’s Biden doing in the White House? Is anything ever going to get done about Hunter’s laptop? What about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, what about Biden’s UNSECURED classified documents taken when he was Vice-Pres.? He was not ALLOWED to have them a a VEEP. As for Nancy, just WHAT did she “do” to prevent Jan. 6th? NOW we have Biden’s military leak all over the internet and the WORLD. Everything this man touches turns to crap AND the WORLD is making fun of him and laughing at the once proud USA. When you pay $8 for a loaf of bread, then MAYBE you’ll get “the message”