Despite the Biden Department of Justice‘s recent decision to move forward with an investigation into former President Donald Trump‘s handling of classified documents and the filing of multiple felony counts against him, the former president‘s approval ratings have soared with Republican and Republican–leaning independent voters.
An ABC poll, taken largely after the indictment, revealed that Trump now enjoys a 48% approval rating among Republicans and independent voters who lean Republican, compared to 44% for current President Joe Biden.
In addition, a recent Quinnipiac poll reflected a virtual tie between the two men in a potential 2024 presidential matchup, with Biden currently at 48% and Trump at 44%.
ABC's Jon Karl is astonished at a recent poll showing Biden's lead over Trump is within the margin of error. "What does that say about Biden" Karl asked. pic.twitter.com/Ye8v80mhqI
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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) recently discussed the former POTUS‘s rising numbers with former Biden press secretary and current MSNBC host Jen Psaki.
“You’ve all created a situation where, God, what kind of planet are we on where Donald Trump’s become the victim?” Sununu said. “That’s really what it is. He is playing the violin strings better than anyone imagined, which is why his poll numbers have miraculously, are actually going up.”
The surging numbers offer a stark contrast to the Democrats and the media‘s attempts to damage Trump ahead of the 2024 general election. Many had anticipated that the indictment alongside the Bragg indictment in April would come as a massive blow to Trump’s public image.
The reality, however, proves otherwise. What we are seeing is a strong sense of unity from within the Republican party and a growing wariness of the tactics employed by the Biden administration, Democrats, and the media.
It appears that many voters are not buying the Biden spin or the empty promises and are sending a message that tactics used to try and smear Trump simply won‘t work in the upcoming election.
“Nobody buys that any attack on Trump isn’t anything but political,” Sununu said. “You’ve created, everybody has, kind of, created this scenario, he’s playing it to the fullest.”
At this point, only time will tell what the future holds for both the candidates as well as the nation but one thing is certain – Trump‘s approval ratings are a sign that a strong and united Republican party is indeed here to stay.