In a national head-to-head fight after the mugshot, former President Trump beats current President Biden, according to the latest poll from The Economist and YouGov.
The study, conducted among 1,500 adult citizens in the United States from August 26 to 29, questioned participants about who they would cast their votes for if the presidential race boiled down to Trump and Biden.
Overall, 44% stated they would vote for Trump, while 43% stated they would vote for Biden, and 7% said “other.” 3% said they weren’t sure, and another 3% said they wouldn’t vote.
Notably, the poll was done after Trump’s mugshot from Fulton County was made public on August 24. He shared it on social media sites like X, which used to be called Twitter.
“INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS. “NEVER GIVE UP!” is written under the picture.
The poll shows that Trump’s numbers went up by four points, while Biden’s went down by one point.
The poll also asked people, “Who do you believe would triumph in the presidential election in the event Joe Biden was the Democrat contender and Donald Trump was the Republican contender, no matter who you like better?”
39% said they thought Biden would win, while 38% said they thought Trump would win. But almost one-quarter, or 23%, didn’t know who would win.
The results back up what many people who support Trump say, that the mugshot will hurt Democrats in the end.
The poll has a range of error of 3.2%, which is important to know.
The Trump campaign has raised $9.4 million since the release of the mugshot, according to an update from Trump adviser Steven Cheung this week.
“Mugshot merchandise sales have gone through the roof,” he said, adding that the effort collected $1.7 million from the sale of t-shirts, $864,000 from the selling of coffee mugs, and $352,000 coming from the sale of posters.