Well, it doesn’t seem as though Trump’s angry rants trying to denounce his indictment are working.
He’s keeping at it, speaking on his personal account on his knock-off social media platform Truth Social about nonsense like the supposedly unfolding collapse of the United States. “We are now living in a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, but we will Come Back & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he claimed Saturday. Yet, polling from Morning Consult found that most voters approved of the decision by a Manhattan grand jury to indict him on what are apparently dozens of charges related to the falsification of business records tied to hush money illegally provided to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Among all voters, 51 percent approved, while 38 percent disapproved. Elsewhere, 12 percent indicated they either didn’t know or had no opinion.
Perhaps surprisingly, nearly 20 percent of respondents identified specifically as prospective GOP primary voters approved of the indictment. A full 70 percent disapproved, but in a political party so steeped in Trump’s nonsense, even one-firth of his own party ditching him seems like an achievement. He now has another declared challenger for the Republican Party’s nomination for the presidential race in Asa Hutchinson, who recently left his post as governor of Arkansas, but it’s still only Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis who has consistently come anywhere close to Trump in state and national polls of the GOP primary. Among all voters, 46 percent said they believe the decision to indict Trump was because of evidence he committed a criminal act, just passing the portion who agreed with Trump’s arguments of politics.
JUST IN: A slim majority of voters (51%) approve of the Manhattan grand jury’s decision to indict Trump, driven by 83% of Democrats and 49% of independents.
— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) March 31, 2023