According to a poll, former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden in a hypothetical general election match-up after being indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Bragg indicted Trump over “hush money” payments the former president made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.
Trump was arraigned in a Manhattan courthouse, receiving 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
Since his indictment, Trump has received increased support. Polls show him defeating all potential 2024 GOP presidential nominees and Biden.
A YouGov poll conducted during Trump’s arrest for the Economist shows that 44% of registered voters would support him in a rematch against Biden. The poll shows Trump leading Biden by two points.
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A YouGov poll taken before Trump’s arraignment favored Biden by two points. Trump received 43% support, while Biden received 45%.
In the post-arraignment poll, Trump leads Biden 39-38% with U.S. adult women. He also holds an 11% advantage with independents against Biden.
When asked to choose who they felt would win the presidency in a hypothetical general election despite their preferences, 40% of adults predicted Trump would win, while 40% thought Biden would win reelection.
Among registered voters, 44% predicted a Biden victory, while 42% believe Trump will secure a second term. More than 35% of independents believed Trump would win, compared to 29% who thought Biden would.
Trump’s indictment is a politically divisive issue, according to the poll. Of registered voters, 46% believe the indictment results from a “Legitimate investigation” from Bragg’s office, while 45% say the investigation is a “Witch hunt.”
A majority of Republicans, 76%, called the investigation a “Witch hunt,” while 78% of Democrats believed it was “Legitimate.”
Independents split on the matter. Nearly 40% think the indictment resulted from a “Legitimate investigation,” while 35% say a “Witch hunt” did.
YouGov’s poll comprises 1,500 adults in the U.S., including 1319 registered voters from April 1-4, 2023. The margin of error among registered voters was less than 10%.
Adviser Jason Miller announced that Trump’s campaign received $8 million since the former president’s arraignment.
President @realDonaldTrump raised another $1.1M today. This means that through today, four days after @ManhattanDA entered the latest phase of their Witch-Hunt, President Trump has raised over $8M. #MAGA 🇺🇸 https://t.co/Jh9XFscnse
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) April 4, 2023
“The Radical Left — the enemy of the hard-working men and women of this country — have INDICTED me in a disgusting witch hunt,” Trump claimed in one of a handful of fundraising emails his campaign committees sent supporters.
“Please make a contribution — of truly any amount — to defend our movement from the never-ending witch hunts and WIN the WHITE HOUSE in 2024,” he added.
Since his indictment, Trump’s poll numbers and campaign funding have increased. Trump’s case puts him in the spotlight, making it difficult for any of his rivals to defeat him in the GOP primary.