Trump’s lead in Georgia skyrockets following his arrest

by Alex Caldwell

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President Trump touted his big polling lead in Georgia on Tuesday, saying that the state would “lead the way” towards his potential victory against Joe Biden in 2024.

Trump was arrested and processed at the Fulton County Jail last Thursday. Shortly following the arrest, he was released after posting a $200,000 bond, while his mugshot went viral almost immediately after.

However, his support among Georgians has not faltered. In fact, it has increased in the days following his indictment.

According to a recent poll of 807 likely voters from the University of Georgia/AJC, Trump leads his nearest contender by 47-points among Republicans in the Peach State.

Among Georgia GOP primary voters, Trump led the seven other primary candidates with 57 percent, a seven-point uptick in support since April. Meanwhile, Trump’s closest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, dropped 15 points among primary voters since April, receiving 15 percent support.

Former Vice President Mike Pence placed in a distant third with four percent, while businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, S.C. Sen. Tim Scott, and former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley tied with three percent support.

Furthermore, former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie received just two percent, and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who suspended his campaign on Tuesday, received one percent.

In a statement made through his campaign on Tuesday, Trump celebrated his “Big win in Georgia,” saying that the Peach State is “absolutely a Republican State.”

“Big win in Georgia for President Trump! Georgia, which is absolutely a Republican State, is showing up BIG,” said Trump.

Trump also referenced his ongoing indictment from Fulton County, Georgia, of which the Democrat District Attorney Fani Willis brought criminal charges against the 45th president pertaining to his questioning the results of the state’s election from 2020.

“They demand accountability, and demand it now,” Trump said. “So sad what has happened to one of the greatest places on Earth—But we will win in 2024, Georgia will lead the way, and we will Make America Great Again!”

59 total delegates will be awarded on a winner-take-all basis for Georgia’s GOP primary, which will take place March 12, 2024.

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