Polling: Trump's lead grows following indictment

 June 12, 2023

Update: Polling reveals that America does not care that former President Donald Trump had classified documents in his possession or that he's been indicted on the charges involving the classified documents.

Trump's lead has grown LARGER despite the Department of Justice's indictment against him for allegedly mishandling classified documents in his home at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump has 61% support in the Republican primary.

This gives Trump a 38-point lead over his biggest opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who only garnered 23% of the vote.

The indictment is backfiring on the Democrats, as a plurality of those polled said they believe Trump is being targeted for political reasons.

"Republican primary voters say they’re far more concerned that Donald Trump’s indictment is politically motivated than his alleged conduct being a national security risk – and there’s no evidence it’s hurt his status as the clear front-runner for the 2024 nomination, at least not yet. He remains well ahead of rivals in both consideration and vote choice," CBS News reported.

Additionally, most Republican primary voters would not consider Trump keeping the documents with nuclear systems or military plans to constitute a national security risk.

Respondents said the indictment did not change their views of Trump.

"Rather than being disqualifying in their eyes, even if he’s ultimately convicted of a crime in the matter, they overwhelmingly feel he should still be able to serve as president again," reported Breitbart.

Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio said that the indictment against Trump is "the most political thing" he's ever seen.

Trump also won the straw poll at the Western Conservative Summit over the weekend, which occurred roughly 24 hours after the full details from the indictment were known.

"The indictment charged that the former president had mishandled highly classified material that contained nuclear secrets at his private residence," Breitbart reported.

Trump handily won the straw poll with 40.3% approval. Ron DeSantis only received 35.8% support.