(DCWatchdog.com) – The favorability rating of former President Donald Trump increased over the past week, during which Manhattan’s Democrat District Attorney indicted him before he was arraigned on Tuesday, according to a new poll.
A Morning Consult survey released on Monday shows that Trump remains the leader in favorability among the official or potential candidates for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Thus, the 45th president of the United States now has a favorability rating of 77% among Republicans, an increase of 1 point compared with last week when 76% of GOP voters said they had a favorable view of him.
The new poll found that the share of Republican Party supporters with an unfavorable view of Trump remained the same at 21%, Breitbart News reported.
The Morning Consult poll found that Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, remains second in favorability among Republicans.
He scored a favorability rating of 73%, while 12% viewed him unfavorably. Another 7% said they had heard of Desantis but had no opinion, and 7% said they had never heard of him.
Only two other GOP politicians scored a favorability rating of over 50% – former Vice Prudent Mike Pence, who registered 61%, and former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, viewed favorably by 51%.
At the same time, however, Pence scored the highest unfavorable rating of the official and potential 2024 Republican presidential candidates, at 28%.
The report notes that other names on the list “suffer from a lack of name recognition.”
Thus, 40% of the respondents said they had never heard of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, while 36% said they were unfamiliar with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.
However, the least recognizable is anti-woke entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, an official presidential candidate – as 54% said they had never heard of him.
The Morning Consult survey was conducted between March 31 and April 2, 2023, among 3,488 potential GOP primary voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
Meanwhile, Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller announced that the former president’s campaign fundraising grew to $7 million after his indictment was announced by the office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg last Thursday.
The 24 hours following news of the indictment saw $4 million in donations, including $1 million from persons who had never donated to Trump before, Miller revealed.
“The average contribution is $34. It’s regular people, it’s small-dollar donors,” the Trump adviser told Breitbart News Saturday.
“For a quarter of these to be brand new people, that to your point,… these are the Democrats and the independents, who always thought, ‘Man, this is — you know, I like what Trump’s doing. Maybe sometimes I listen to the media too much,’ or say that, ‘You know, I get swayed by them.’ But these are people saying, ‘You know what? Enough is enough. Enough of the rigged system, the partisan witch hunt. I’m gonna go and make my voice heard for President Trump,’” Miller elaborated.
Former President Donald Trump’s favorability has ticked up over the course of the last week, a Morning Consult survey released Monday found. https://t.co/hTqhR40f8Y
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 4, 2023