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Trump surges in polls post-indictment, now leads Biden by wide margin

By Elizabeth Delaney
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April 6, 2023

Former President Donald Trump's loyal base is not fazed in the least by attempts to discredit him and bring an indictment and imprison him. In fact, it may have actually helped his campaign efforts and caused him to gain votes.

Indictment benefiting Trump campaign

Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Wednesday, which found that in a presidential election between Biden and Trump, 47 percent of voters would choose Trump. Only 40 percent would choose Biden, with 11 percent saying they'd vote for another candidate.

Additionally, 83 percent of those who claim to be Republican and 44 percent of independents would choose Trump, and of those claiming to be Democrats, 17 percent would vote for Trump.

As for the majority of Democrats, 70 percent would stick with Biden and 36 percent of independents would follow suit. According to the Daily Mail.

Trump campaign fundraising efforts spike post indictment

Other indicators that the indictment has benefited Trump were reported in a press release on Friday.

In the 24 hours that followed the indictment, Trump's campaign raised over $4 million.

The press release also noted that, "This incredible surge of grassroots contributions confirms that the American people see the indictment of President Trump as a disgraceful weaponization of our justice system by a Soros-funded prosecutor.

"Most notably, over 25% of donations came from first-time donors to the Trump Campaign...with an average contribution of only $34.

Americans from across all 50 states donated to President Trump's campaign within the first 5 hours of the sham indictment," the press release stated.

Trump sent out a fundraising e-mail shortly after the indictment broke on Thursday, March 30.

The Hill obtained a copy of the e-mail, which declared that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's "witch hunt" would "backfire massively."

"Ever since I ran for president as a complete political outsider, the corrupt ruling class has tried to shut down our America First Movement. The Deep State will use anything at their disposal to shut down the one political movement that puts you first," the e-mail read.

Team Trump may use his mugshot to help promote his campaign

The Trump campaign is considering using Trump's mugshot for another campaign fundraising event, and possibly to develop new campaign merchandise such as T-shirts, posters and hats, Rolling Stone reported.

Trump supporter Dion Cini, who has become well-known among those in the MAGA circle, is already selling Trump merch in addition to his medical software sales career, according to Intelligencer.

Cini is a resident in South Brooklyn and was selling Trump merchandise outside of Trump Tower on Monday morning.

"This is my new favorite flag," he said, holding a flag that reads, "Trump or Death."

"It doesn't necessarily mean my death; it could mean your death," Cini explained.

Cini said he believed that the reason there weren't more Trump supporters showing up publically was because, "...they've been scared shitless of losing their jobs, losing their livelihoods, or having their picture put online and having their lives taken away from them,"

Cini added that the reason he's been supportive of Trump is because, "I care about what he did for America."