(PresidentialHill.com)- Following the raid at his Mar-a-Lago home, Donald Trump’s poll numbers increased, which many believe has hurt one of his main competitors for the presidency in 2024.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that the former president’s support among prospective Republican primary voters increased from 53% mid-July to 57% on August 10.
In addition, his closest prospective competition, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saw a six-point decline in the two surveys, falling from 23 percent to 17 percent.
With those figures, Trump would have a 10-point advantage in the hypothetical primary and a 40-point advantage overall. Neither man has formally declared that he will run in 2024.
The survey was taken on Wednesday, August 10, a few days after the search warrant’s unsealing but before the raid on Trump’s estate.
According to the Justice Department, the search was justified based on potential Espionage Act violations, and the warrant showed that the FBI removed at least 11 sets of sensitive papers from the Florida estate.
Trump described the raid as a “sneak attack on democracy” and “an abuse of law enforcement” on his own social media network Truth Social.
“It is utterly unheard of and inconceivable for the FBI to RAID the residence of the 45th President of the United States or any President for that matter,” he said.
Trump maintains that it was for political, not legal, reasons, and our entire Country is furious, saddened, and profoundly embarrassed by it.
The media and the left scoff at Trump’s statements as his poll numbers go up. The left is tone-deaf. Trump understands the masses.
On Sunday, the fervor of the president’s supporters, evident outside Mar-a-Lago all week, carried over to Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf club.
Trump supporters were out and about in the area of the club waving placards that said “SAVE AMERICA” and “YOU RAIDED THE WRONG PRESIDENT.”
The FBI should not have stolen confidential documents from Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump wrote on his Truth Social site on Sunday. The former president was informed that some of the documents seized in the raid contained information protected by attorney-client privilege, sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News.
The sources of intelligence, the specifics of the document’s contents, and other classified information that prompted a federal court to issue the search warrant are among the details that Republicans are seeking to be made public.
The affidavit’s release, according to Republican Senator Mike Rounds, “would help, at least that would establish that there was justification for this raid,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”