The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate has significantly boosted his chances of winning the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election, a new poll shows.
Earlier this month, Federal agents searched Trump’s Florida home ostensibly to recover classified documents, although the incident was widely seen as politically motivated effort to prevent Trump from running for office again.
Despite denying prior knowledge of the raid, earlier this week it was revealed that the Biden administration worked directly with the Department of Justice and National Archives to facilitate it.
However, far from harming Trump’s presidential re-election aspirations, the raid appears to have helped his chances significantly.
A new Yahoo/YouGov poll asked Republicans if they would rather see Trump or “someone else” win the GOP presidential nomination.
54% of Republicans and Republican-leaning moderates prefer Trump, while 34% want another candidate and 12% remain undecided.
Those numbers represent a substantial improvement on voter sentiment before the raid, when that 54-34 margin stood at just 47-38.
Trump’s lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis now stands at 49-31, whereas it was only 44-34 before the FBI raid.