Trump's Numbers Tank in Latest Poll Since Indictment

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Gilbert Horowitz
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A poll released Tuesday morning has sent shock waves through the Republican party.

While an indictment against former US President Donald Trump was widely expected to help his favorabilities among party primary voters, the opposite has occurred, although we should caution this is just one poll.

The CNN poll conducted by SSRS showed most Americans approve of Trump’s indictment stemming from his alleged mishandling of classified documents even though 71 percent believe politics was involved. 

Overall, 47% of Republicans and Republican-leaning registered voters say Trump is their first choice for the party’s nomination for president, but that number is down six points from 53% prior to the indictments being announced.


The somewhat shocking number is Trump's favorability among Republicans.  That number is down from 77% in May to 67% now.

Support for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held steady at 26% in the latest poll, with former Vice President Mike Pence at 9%, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley at 5%, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott at 4%, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 3% and the remaining candidates at 1% or less.

News of this latest poll results has not yet reflected in the odds found at BetOnline.  They still have Trump at -225 and DeSantis +240 to win the GOP nomination.  Trump's number actually rose slightly from -210.

Current US President Joe Biden is favored to be reelected at +150 odds, but that's just a slight one-point lead over Trump at +235 and DeSantis +450.

The poll came out just hours after it was revealed that Judge Aileen Cannon has set a mid-August start date of August 14 for the criminal trial against Trump.

He was charged earlier this month with holding classified documents in his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Most analysts believe that motions will be filed to further delay the start date.

Federal prosecutors and Trump’s defense lawyers are required to file motions in July and show up at her satellite courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Aug. 8.

- Gilbert Horowitz,

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