Campaigning for the 2024 election is in full swing for the former president. But it all may come to an end before he knows it.
And Trump’s blood ran cold when he saw this game-changing report.
Donald Trump has had his gaze fixed on the White House ever since the 2020 presidential election.
After a brief hiatus from the public eye following the events of January 6th and being banned from all social media, Trump is steaming ahead.
He won’t be happy until he’s back in power, and he has a laundry list of those he wants to punish.
But some Republicans have voiced concerns that Donald Trump has too much baggage to effectively run and defeat Joe Biden.
The biggest name thrown out to run against Trump in the primary has far and away been Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis has been trailing Trump in the polls, but the winds are starting to shift.
According to the results of a recent poll, the post-indictment bounce that Former President Donald Trump saw in the polls looks to be swiftly eroding away.
A poll conducted by Yahoo News and YouGov and made public on Tuesday indicated that Donald Trump’s lead over Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, has shrunk by ten points in the past two weeks.
In a head-to-head comparison, the survey of 1,530 adults in the United States, which was carried out between April 14 and 17, indicated that 52% of respondents favored Trump, while 36% of respondents said they preferred DeSantis.
When voters were surveyed 24 hours after the former president was hit with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records relating to an alleged “hush money” payment scheme, Trump posted his largest advantage over DeSantis to date – 57% to 31%. The poll was conducted by the same company that conducted the original survey.
The poll that was issued on Tuesday indicated that Trump’s support dropped below 50% when respondents were given a full field of 2024 Republican presidential possibilities. His support dropped to 49%, which is a drop of 3 percentage points from the previous poll conducted by Yahoo News and YouGov.
It is the first time since February that the former president’s approval rating has been below 50% on this subject. Less than half of Republican voters (49%) said they would prefer Trump to “someone else” as the party’s nominee in 2024.
In addition, the most recent time that Yahoo News/YouGov reported DeSantis polling ahead of Trump was in February, where he led by 45% to 41%.
Even though there was initial outrage when Trump became the first former president in the history of the country to ever face criminal charges, Trump’s drop in the polls as the date of his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury on March 30 gets further away in the rearview mirror signals that public opinion is trending away from the 45th president despite the fact that this event occurred.
Based on the results of the survey, the percentage of American citizens who are in favor of President Trump being indicted has increased by 5 percentage points in the past two weeks, going from 42% on February 12 to 47% on Tuesday.
Among Republicans, 19% said they approve of the indictment compared to 12% two weeks ago.
The percentage of those who disapprove of his indictment has decreased from 39 percent to 37 percent after it was announced.
A larger percentage of respondents also answered that they believe Trump committed the crimes that are alleged against him in the charging documents released by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. This number rose to 48% from 45% shortly after the indictment was dismissed.
In addition, the majority of people who are registered to vote, 51%, answered that they now feel Trump committed a crime.
Of course, polls are notoriously inaccurate – just take a look at every poll that said Hillary Clinton would mop the floor with Donald Trump in 2016.
But, if it’s true, this poll should send chills through the entire Trump campaign.
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