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Witch Hunt Backfires: Trump’s Favourability Soars In The Wake Of Civil Trial

An internal poll commissioned by the Trump campaign found that “the overwhelming majority” of Republican primary voters do not believe E. Jean Carroll’s accusations of sexual assault against former President Donald Trump.

The Co-Efficient poll was conducted on the same day that Trump was found liable in their civil trial.

The poll revealed that Trump’s favorability rating among likely Republican primary voters is 63 percent, “the strongest” in the GOP primary field. The poll also found that he holds a net favorability rating of plus 37 percent.

Belief barometer: Trump followers unshakable in their support

Of those who find Trump favorable, not a single percent say they believe Carroll.

Conversely, 87 percent of the sub-demographic believes Trump, as do 14 percent of those who find Trump unfavorable, while 50 percent believe Carroll.

Another 36 percent are unsure of whom to believe.

Among those who have a neutral view of Trump, nearly six in ten say they believe him, versus just two percent who believe Carroll.

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A stark divide in the public’s perception of the 45th president

The poll also asked voters if they think Trump received a fair trial, finding that most of those who perceive him positively (90 percent) do not.

One in four Republicans who feel negatively about him says he received an unfair trial, as do 77 percent of those with neutral feelings toward the 45th president.

Only two percent of Trump-favorable voters think his problem was fair. They are accompanied by fifty percent of those who see him as unfavorable and four percent who view him impartially.

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The ‘witch hunt’ earns Trump a boost in number of supporters

The poll also asked participants if they think the trial was “Part of a witch hunt,” finding that 91 percent of those who like the 45th president, 23 percent of those who dislike him, and 68 percent of neutral voters “definitely” view it as a “witch hunt.”

Co-Efficient stated, “These events moved some detractors back to supporting Trump on the ballot.”

Of Trump-favorable voters, 70 percent are “More likely” to vote for him, while none are less likely to support him. Another 30 percent of the population said the lawsuit and trial made “no difference.”

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Trump’s GOP polls victory, DeSantis and others in the dust

The poll also found that Trump holds a majority of support among the GOP electorate in both a crowded field and hypothetical head-to-head with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

Former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) sits in third place with five percent, followed by former Vice President Mike Pence at four percent. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen.

Tim Scott (R-SC) rounds out the rest for the field at two percent and one percent, respectively. In a hypothetical two-way race, Trump leads DeSantis 53 percent to 30 percent, with another 17 percent undecided.

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