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Trump Firms As Republican Primary Favourite Despite Legal Issues


NBC News has reported that former President Donald Trump has increased his favourite status for the GOP primary despite mounting legal issues and a effort from challenger Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to bolster his campaign ahead of an expected 2024 launch.

  • NBC News: “A whopping two-thirds of Republican primary voters say they stand behind former President Donald Trump and dismiss concerns about his electability, despite his recent criminal arrest and other legal investigations into his past conduct.”
  • “That — along with his double-digit lead over his nearest potential GOP rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — makes Trump the clear front-runner in the early race for the Republican presidential nomination.”
  • Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis told reporters yesterday that she will announce "charging decisions" in the case related to Trump's alleged interference in Georgia's 2020 election result "in the summer."

Figure 1: “Which statement comes closer to your view on the investigations into Donald Trump and the Republican nomination for president?”

Source: NBC News

Figure 2: “If the Republican primary for president were being held today, which one of the following candidates would you favour?”

Source: NBC News

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