Many conservatives contend that the recent indictment of former President Donald Trump is an attempt to derail his 2024 campaign.
Yet in what may come as stunning news to Democrats, a new poll suggests that it is Trump and not President Joe Biden who is benefiting from the case.
Rasmussen Poll: Trump Takes Biggest 2024 Lead So Far over Biden https://t.co/BJhrcz1p4I via @BreitbartNews
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) April 6, 2023
A national telephone and online survey published on Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports shows Trump as 7 points ahead of Biden.
Conducted among 971 likely U.S. voters between March 30 and April, the survey puts Trump's support at 47% compared to 40% for Biden. Another 11% of respondents indicated that they would vote for some other candidate.
Those figures represent a major change from February when an earlier Rasmussen poll found Trump losing to Biden by three points.
Mark Mitchell serves as Rasmussen’s chief pollster, and he believes that Trump's improving numbers reflect discomfort with what some see as a politicized justice system.
"Voters are very much paying attention, and they do not like what they see," Mitchell told Newsmax host Emerald Robinson.
Trump's critics say he can't win a general election. So @Rasmussen_Poll asked real Americans what they think. See how they responded with Rassmussen's Mark Mitchell. pic.twitter.com/iHcfkw47kc
— The Absolute Truth with @EmeraldRobinson (@AbsoluteWithE) April 6, 2023
Rasmussen's survey isn't the only recent bad news for Biden as a CNN poll conducted between March 1 and March 31 found that just 32% of Americans think the president should be reelected. That figure rose to 36% when only registered voters were asked.
Meanwhile, Trump scored another win this week when Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds announced that he is endorsing the former president.
I am honored to endorse President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024, and I ask my fellow Americans to join me today.
Read my entire statement here: https://t.co/OAsUwWuoUk pic.twitter.com/DwyTZ804mO
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) April 6, 2023
"There is only one leader at this time in our nation’s history who can seize this moment and deliver what we need - to get us back on track, provide strength and resolve, and Make America Great Again," Donalds said in a statement posted to his website.
"That is why I am honored to endorse President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024, and I ask my fellow Americans to join me today," Donalds added.