Despite four indictments, Trump in virtual tie with Biden for 2024: polls
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis this week brought charges against former President Donald Trump and 18 of his political allies over their efforts to challenge the presidential election results in Georgia.
Despite former President Donald Trump's legal woes, including four indictments, the Republican remains in a virtual tie with President Joe Biden in a hypothetical rematch in 2024.
In a one-on-one contest, Biden currently leads Trump by 0.4% in the RealClearPolitics polling average, earning 44.4% support to Trump's 44.0%. That figure includes one survey showing the pair tied at 43%, one in which Trump claims a 4-point lead, one with Biden leading by 3%, and four with Biden leading by 1%.
Of those surveys, however, only one had a survey period that stretched into Tuesday. The Economist survey showed Biden up by 1%. Conducted between Aug. 12-15, the survey is the most recent of the bunch by a single day, but does not feature an entirely post-indictment survey period. Neither do any of the other polls in the average, meaning the exact effect of Trump's fourth indictment on Monday, remains unclear.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis this week brought charges against former President Donald Trump and 18 of his political allies over their efforts to challenge the presidential election results in Georgia. Speculation had abounded as to whether Trump would face charges in her probe for months ahead of the announcement.
Prior to the levying of those charges, however, were three other indictments, including two from special counsel Jack Smith over his election challenges and alleged mishandling of classified documents, and one from Alvin Bragg related to a 2016 payment to Stormy Daniels.
Prior to Bragg's indictment, no former president had ever faced criminal charges and, while they appear to have had minimal impact on Trump's standing in the general contest, the myriad cases appear to have bolstered his bid to win the Republican primary.
In the RCP average for that race, Trump currently leads by 39.9%, with 54.7% average support. Second-place candidate Ron DeSantis boasts 14.8% support while no other candidate earns double digits in the metric.
Trump has contended that all four of the indictments against him are part of a broad political witch hunt intended to derail his 2024 presidential campaign.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.