Despite a wave of indictments in Manhattan, Washington, D.C., Georgia, and southern Florida, former President Donald Trump’s popularity continues to rise, as noted in a brand-new survey.

After Trump’s latest indictment last week in Fulton County, Trump pulled out to “his largest lead over his rivals” according to the latest CBS News polling.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the next closest rival, the network reported, though he’s not really close at 16 percent compared with Trump’s 62 percent. All other GOP primary contenders are in single digits.

CBS News added: “Trump voters’ affinity for him seems to insulate the former president from attacks whether or not he debates this week because voters basically say they aren’t receptive to such criticism. Instead, a whopping nine in 10 GOP primary voters want the other candidates to focus on making the case for themselves, but not against Trump.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s ‘mugshot heard ’round the world’ has set off a firestorm of support that extends beyond the traditional Republican Party voter base and has led to a fundraising haul in the millions of dollars.

Karoline Leavitt, a spokeswoman for the MAGA Inc. PAC, told Breitbart News over the weekend that the mugshot taken and released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department after Trump was arrested and booked on Thursday over “racketeering” charges related to the 2020 election, has “rallied the American people across the political spectrum.”

“You could absolutely see the defiance in President Trump’s eyes and in his face in that mug shot, and it really has rallied the American people across the political spectrum now,” Leavitt told Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle on SiriusXM.

We are now seeing a seismic shift in disapproval for Joe Biden and support for President Trump. There was a new poll released yesterday that shows Donald Trump dominating Joe Biden in the general election,” Leavitt added.

“And there’s been a bunch of polls that show the same thing. And I think that the Democrats have overplayed their hands with all of these witch hunts and indictments of Donald Trump,” she added.


She went on to point out the support that Trump received as his motorcade transited some poorer neighborhoods in Atlanta on his way to be arrested.

“You saw he was driving through urban Atlanta. African Americans lining the streets yelling, ‘Free Trump,’ as his motorcade passed by. People are realizing that this is a political persecution,” Leavitt said. “This is an unfair abuse of our justice system against someone who made the lives of people of people in Atlanta, people in New York City, people in West Virginia, in every state and community across this country better.”

She then said Trump is the “only one who will take a sledgehammer to the deep state and demand justice and accountability to right these wrongs.”

“And so while you saw all those candidates at the debate the other night bickering over issues like the economy, and energy, and the border, which are all incredibly important, we already have a guy who’s delivered on every single one of those issues. And they failed to talk about the greatest issue our nation is currently facing, which is political lawfare against the leading opponent in the next election, and also against millions of hardworking, good, good-hearted Americans who support him,” she said.

“Donald Trump is the only one who can fix the issues that the American people are facing. And he’s also the only one who will take a sledgehammer to the deep state and demand justice and accountability to right these wrongs,” Leavitt added.

Meanwhile, the mugshot appears to have backfired tremendously against Democrats while also serving as a boon to his campaign.

In the 24-hour period after the mugshot was released late Thursday, Trump’s campaign raked in more than $7.1 million, according to Breitbart News.

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