Former President Donald Trump appears to be in hot water after being indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over allegations of campaign finance violations.
Despite this, a poll conducted by Yahoo/YouGov shows that Trump is still leading his closest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 57 percent to 31 percent. This is a significant increase from just two weeks ago when Trump was leading DeSantis by only 8 percent.
While the indictment may have had some negative effects on Trump, such as the poll question of whether he should be allowed to serve as president again if convicted of a crime, which was answered with 31 percent in favor and 52 percent against, he has also received a significant financial windfall.
Following news of the indictment, Trump’s campaign announced that it had raised more than $4 million in just 24 hours.
It remains to be seen what impact the indictment will have on Trump’s political future, but the fact that he is still leading in polls and raising significant amounts of money is a testament to his continued popularity among a significant portion of the American public.