donald trump still the favorite for his party’s 2024 presidential nomination, according to a poll conducted primarily after he announced he was facing federal indictment, with a 53% of Republicans and Republican voters supporting him.
In the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 23% of Republicans backed incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and other Republican candidates remained in single digits. In May, Trump got 56% of support, and DeSantis followed with 25%.
Trump also boasted an increase in contributions for his campaign after his impeachment. On Wednesday, his campaign committee announced that it had raised more than $4.5 million of digital requests “in just a few days” since the indictment, as well as $2.1 million from a pre-planned fundraiser Tuesday night at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey.
On Tuesday, in federal court in Miami, Trump pleaded innocent Delaware 37 charges Delaware serious crimes Related to the mishandling of classified materials, as well as conspiring to hinder the efforts of US officials to recover them. Triumph, the first former president to face federal chargesdescribed the accusation as “election interference” by the Democrats.
The former president saw a rise in the RealClearPolitics polling average after he was indicted on April 4 in Manhattan on charges related to money payments to silence an adult movie star, and again after a federal jury finds him responsible for assault and defame to writer E. Jean Carroll.
His campaign said it raised $15.4 million in the days after his indictment in Manhattan, thanks to a surge in support from small donors.