Donald Trump's lead grows after Georgia indictment

 August 30, 2023

Republicans are rallying behind President Trump after his latest indictment in Georgia. 

A fresh poll found that Trump has a shocking 42 percent lead over his closest primary rival, Ron Desantis, following his indictment in Fulton County.

The results are a sobering warning to Joe Biden - whose party has gone to unprecedented lengths to weaponize the law against a political opponent.

Trump's lead grows

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis accuses Trump of forming a "criminal enterprise" to "overturn" the 2020 election in Georgia, a state Biden carried by just 10,000 votes.

Instead of demoralizing Trump's base, the latest indictment appears to have rallied Republicans behind the former president.

Trump received 57 percent support from primary voters, a six-point gain since April, while DeSantis dropped by 15 points, with 15 percent supporting the Florida governor. No other candidate received double digits.

The findings appear to contradict the popular assertion that Trump made a mistake by skipping last week's Fox News debate in Milwaukee.

The poll from the School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia was taken from August 16 to August 23, overlapping with the debate and Trump's indictment in Georgia. The poll samples 807 likely GOP primary voters and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points. 

Political persecution

President Trump's historic arrest in Fulton County has widely been seen as a miscalculation by the Democrats. Trump raised millions off of his mugshot, which he turned into a symbol of defiance against the "Deep State."

Republicans overwhelmingly sympathize with Trump, seeing the indictments as part of an organized political witch hunt to destroy him and ultimately anyone who stands against the left's takeover of the country.

Even without a conviction, Trump's criminal cases are costing him millions in legal fees and are certain to disrupt his campaign schedule.

At a hearing on Monday, the judge in Trump's Washington D.C. case set the trial date for the day before Super Tuesday.

Although Trump's Republican critics say the indictments make him unelectable, half of Georgia Republicans believe Trump is "definitely" the strongest candidate to take on Biden, the SPIA poll found.


The question is whether general election voters will recoil at the left's unprecedented prosecutorial overreach, which has Trump facing over 700 years in prison.

While the election is a far way out, Trump is leading Biden in a poll taken after Trump's arrest in Georgia. The Emerson poll - which also found Trump's primary lead had fallen slightly - has Trump at 46 percent against Biden's 44 percent.

What does it say about Biden that, despite weaponizing the law against his political opponent, he is still losing?

It's no wonder the left is trying so hard to have Trump locked up - they're terrified of letting the people choose.


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