(NationRise.com) – According to a June 25 NBC poll, former President Donald Trump remains the front-runner of the Republican primary despite the federal indictment by the Department of Justice. The numbers show that 51 percent of respondents said they have Trump as their leading choice for the primary. Only 22 percent picked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, while former Vice President Mike Pence reached third place with 7 percent.
These results compare to how these candidates fared with Republican voters in April, right after Trump was indicted because of the Stormy Daniels scandal. Back then, only 46 percent of GOP voters picked Trump as their main choice for the primary, while 31 percent chose DeSantis.
As reported by Fox News, Trump’s popularity skyrocketed after he pleaded not guilty to the 37 criminal counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The network revealed that 14 percent of Republican voters said this situation represented a minor concern. Meanwhile, 63 percent said this was utterly non-concerning, and 64 percent believed that many of the investigations and indictments were politically motivated.
Additionally, the NBC poll showed that, when poised in a match against the Florida Governor for the nomination, 60 percent would vote for Trump while 36 percent would vote for DeSantis.
Despite this good result for Trump, almost half of the GOP voters surveyed by NBC said they felt skeptical over the possibility that Trump could continue to lead the party. In fact, only 21 percent of respondents said they believed Trump was a good president but that the GOP should nominate another conservative leader.
Also, 49 percent of general voters said they would vote for President Joe Biden in a hypothetical rematch of the 2020 presidential election, while only 45 percent would vote for Trump. However, 68 percent of the people surveyed said that the mental health of the US commander-in-chief represented a moderate-major concern for them.
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