Newly released polling data shows former President Donald Trump’s popularity has changed significantly since the FBI raid of his Mar-A-Lago property.
A Morning Consult/Politico poll showed that Trump has gotten a ten point boost over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis since the raid. Many supporters were galvanized, saying Trump was unfairly targeted. Overall, Trump saw a 4% increase in the Americans who would vote for him compared to last month.
House Republicans have called for an investigation into the DOJ, saying it has weaponized its power for political reasons.
Trump blasted the raid as “prosecutorial misconduct” after it occurred.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Other lawmakers and Republicans blasted the raid as well.
Gov. DeSantis calls out the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 15, 2022
President Trump is the only man who can turn negative news into positive news.
The FBI raid solidified President Trump’s victory in 2024.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) August 15, 2022