Pollster McLaughlin to Newsmax: Trump’s Numbers Up With NY Case

Former President Donald Trump’s poll numbers have “exploded” to 61% to 31% over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the “Republican base has totally reacted and been polarized” by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s push for an indictment against Trump, pollster John McLaughlin said on Newsmax Sunday. 

“When you look at Donald Trump one on one against DeSantis, he was leading in January, but only 52% to 41%. Now it’s exploded to 61% to 31%,” McLaughlin said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “What you’ve got is a situation where the only crime that Donald Trump committed is he’s ahead in the polls. He’s leading Joe Biden in this poll among 1,000 likely voters across the country 48% to 43%. We never saw that in 2016. We were always close in the battleground states.”

But Trump has been leading Biden in the polls for over a year after the surrender in Afghanistan, and even though DeSantis, who has not declared a presidential campaign yet, is “saying I’m the best one who can win the election, that’s not true,” said McLaughlin, who has served as a Trump campaign pollster.

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