Oops! Democrats Did It Again - Trump Surges in Polls After Indictment

Trump makes first public appearance since his federal indictment. Screenshot credit: Fox5 Atlanta

A classic definition of insanity goes something like this: doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Apparently, Democrats and the left have yet to get this memo, because they continue to engage in it. A CBS/YouGov poll taken on June 9-10, shows former President Donald Trump blowing away his rivals for the Republican Presidential nomination. The poll was taken after Trump was indicted on Thursday over the handling of classified documents.

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And in more bad news for Democrats, the poll also asked the likely GOP primary voters surveyed if the indictment would change their opinion of Trump. Those results will surely send the left for their smelling salts, trying to figure out yet another way to get Trump supporters to abandon him.

The new poll numbers show Trump far and away leading the pack of GOP hopefuls at a whopping 61 percent. No one else polls even close to Trump. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is at 23 percent, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and former Vice President Mike Pence are both at four percent, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is at three percent.

When respondents were asked if this latest round of legal trouble for Trump would change their opinion of him, 14 percent said their opinion of him has gotten better, seven percent said their opinion had gotten worse, 18 percent said “depends,” (whatever that means), but 61 percent said it didn’t change a thing for them. And not only did their opinion of Trump not change for a majority of likely GOP voters, but 80 percent of them said that even if Trump is convicted on the federal classified documents case, he should still be eligible to be president.

If this scenario sounds familiar, it is. Back in April, Trump was indicted in New York City by Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg on charges of falsifying business records. In a Trafalgar Group poll taken March 14-19, prior to the New York indictment, Trump was up over DeSantis 43 percent to 41 percent. But things changed post-indictment, with Trump taking a commanding lead over DeSantis 56.2 percent to 22.5 percent. It also seems as if average Republican likely voters know full well what is taking place. Of those polled, 76 percent said they believe that the latest indictment is politically motivated. Only 12 percent said they believe the documents at Mar-a-Lago were a national security risk.

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What Democrats have also not stopped is Donald Trump hitting the campaign trail. He did just that over the weekend following the indictment. Trump spoke at the North Carolina and Georgia Republican conventions on Saturday. He gave stark admonitions to both audiences about what the indictment really is. In Georgia, he called it — and his campaign  — the “final battle” with “corrupt forces” who are destroying the nation. In North Carolina, he stated what many in the audience no doubt already believe about the Democrat-led federal government saying, “In the end, they’re not coming after me, they’re coming after you, and I’m just standing in their way.” Trump may also face a third indictment in Fulton County, Georgia over alleged election interference in 2020. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has stated that any announcement of charges would come between July 11 and September 1.

After speaking in Georgia, Trump made a surprise stop at a local Waffle House and did what he does best, talk to average Americans. He announced, “Waffles on Trump,” to shouts of “U.S.A!” The owner of a restaurant down the street from the Waffle House presented Mr. Trump with meatloaf made from his mother’s recipe. It is stops like this, while President Joe Biden plans on campaigning from his basement again, that have Democrats terrified of Donald Trump. Will there be another bump in poll numbers? That remains to be seen. Trump is scheduled to appear in a Miami courtroom on Tuesday.

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