Trump Gains Unexpected Support From Independents

( – Former President Donald Trump has seen his popularity rise in the week since a Manhattan jury found him guilty of 34 felonies. His campaign received millions of dollars after the May 30 verdict. He’s also received a bump in support from Independents in an important state.

Georgia is a key battleground state in 2024. President Joe Biden became the first Democrat to win the state since 1992 in the last election. He’s hoping to win it and reelection in November. However, Independents in the state might have other plans. A new Quinnipiac University poll found 21% of independent voters said they are more likely to support Trump in November now that he’s received a criminal conviction.

That’s not the only good news for Trump. A new Emerson College Poll found Trump is leading Biden 46% to 45% in a nationwide survey. Forty percent of voters said the former president’s criminal conviction made no difference to them while 27% expressed that they are more likely to cast their ballot for him now that he was found guilty.

The key suburban voter bloc that propelled Biden to victory in 2020 is now breaking for Trump 48% to 44%.

YouGov also conducted a poll after Trump’s conviction. The poll found that 40% of respondents believe Trump is being treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than other people. Further, 93% of voters said the verdict has not made them change their minds regarding their vote in November.

The former president is campaigning hard on the idea that the criminal justice system is rigged against him. The polls show that some of that seems to be breaking through and could help him in the November election. Trump is currently facing three other criminal cases, two in federal court and one in Georgia. None of those cases are expected to make it to trial before the general election on November 5.

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