80 percent of prospective Republican primary voters, according to a survey issued this week, think that former President Trump should be allowed to run for office again even if he is found guilty in the criminal case involving secret information. Only 20% of probable GOP primary voters, according to the survey, think that Trump should be prevented from running for president again if found guilty. Regarding the records that were confiscated from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in August, he was indicted last week on 37 charges.
Only 12% of prospective GOP primary voters expressed worry about the papers’ potential to compromise national security, while 76% said the indictment of Trump was politically motivated. 12% of people expressed worry about both of these aspects.
61% of the respondents said they would not alter their opinions of the former president as a result of the indictment, compared to 7% who said they may change their opinions negatively and 14% who said they might change their opinions favorably. 18% said their decision would be influenced by new facts.
During his 2024 campaign, two-thirds of potential GOP primary voters would rather that Trump avoid bringing up the continuing investigations against him, while 39% said they would want to hear him speak about it.
Former President Trump is in the lead in a fictitious Republican primary with a majority (61%) of respondents stating they would support him, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is in a distant second with 23% of the vote.
2,480 American adults participated in the survey, which was carried out from June 7 to June 10. Of those, 1,798 were contacted again following the unsealing of President Trump’s indictment. The probable Republican primary voters grouping had a plus or minus 5.5 percentage point margin of error.
Trump is expected to become the very first former president in American history to be charged on federal charges when he is ordered to make an appearance for arraignment this week in a federal courtroom in Miami. Trump stated that, even if found guilty, he will still run for office.
Trump’s campaign staff said that he would attend the first significant campaign fundraiser after his court appearance. The fundraising event will be held at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and is expected to be the first of several donor events around the country, according to advisors.
With only a few weeks to reach the end of the official second-quarter deadline, the campaign claimed it expected the event to bring in $2 million. After Trump’s prior indictment against him in Manhattan, money poured in quickly. The campaign said that it had collected $4 million in the first 24 hours, with over 25% of donations coming from first-time supporters of the former president. That amount increased to $7 million by the end of day three, according to Trump’s top advisor Jason Miller.
Author: Scott Dowdy