New Poll Suggests Growing Opposition to Trump

New Poll Suggests Growing Opposition to Trump

53 percent of Americans said they would definitely not support Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
August 17, 2023

A new poll suggests that support for President Donald Trump (R) could face opposition should be win the Republican nomination. Although he has amassed a number of charges, President Trump has been leading in Republican polls. However, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll now shows that growing opposition could be brewing against President Trump.

The result of the poll shows that 53 percent of Americans said they would definitely not support Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee. 11 percent of Americans said that they would probably not support him. In contrast, 43 percent of Americans argued that they would definitely not vote for President Joe Biden (D) in 2024, and 11 percent said that they probably would not vote for him.

Among Republicans, 7 in 10 Republicans said they have a favorable view of Trump, and almost three-quarters of Republicans said that they would support Trump if he became the Republican nominee. At the time the poll was conducted, Trump had not yet been indicted in Georgia.

 This week’s indictment drew widespread condemnation from Republicans while some, like Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R), pushed back against President Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

Trump has maintained that he will continue to run for president amidst legal proceedings, and Republicans in office are going to bat for him.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R) was one of several Republicans who took to social media to slam the indictment, saying that “justice should be blind, but Biden has weaponized government against his leading political opponent to interfere in the 2024 election.”

“Now a radical DA in Georgia is following Biden’s lead by attacking President Trump and using it to fundraise her political career,” McCarthy added, affirming that “Americans see through this desperate sham.”

The first Republican primary debate will take place on August 25, and though Trump will not take part in it, voters will be tuning in to see how candidates respond to the legal actions against Trump.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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