Poll finds majority want Donald Trump to stay in the race even after indictment

 June 18, 2023

A new poll from the Marist Institute for Public Opinion found that a staggering 64% of Republican and Republican-leaning respondents would support Donald Trump's candidacy even after his indictment and arraignment on Tuesday.

Marist Director Lee Miringoff issued a statement saying, "As former President Trump deals with his latest legal woes, Republicans are mostly standing with him, while Democrats are calling for him to exit the 2024 campaign. Time will tell if this pattern holds, but for now, Republicans are grounded on where they stand on Trump regardless of these unfolding events."

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 37 federal charges he is facing, and many believe that there is little chance of him losing his case.

Democrats were hoping that Trump's indictment would derail his campaign and force him out of the race. If anything, it appears that the indictment has only made Trump stronger.

No other candidate has been able to gain any ground on Trump in the race for the GOP nomination. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is Trump's closest competitor, and he isn't even close to overtaking the former President.

If an indictment for federal crimes isn't enough, it seems nothing can stop Donald Trump. Unless something unprecedented happens, Joe Biden will have to convince voters to choose him over Trump next year.