In spite of what seems like endless indictments, Republican voters in New Hampshire remain fiercely devoted to former President Trump, with the majority saying they would still support him if he were in jail on election day, according to a new NHJournal/coefficient survey.
Trump continues to be the GOP voters’ choice, according to the shocking survey, which received support from 43% of participants. No other contender even comes close. Even Florida Governor Ron DeSantis loses support down to single digits, vying for second place with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from the Granite State with 9% of the vote.
The aggregate survey showed that Republican voters in New Hampshire were still fiercely devoted to Trump. The majority, or 57%, think favorably of the former leader.
Additionally, the poll revealed that just 25% of GOP supporters think Trump is “guilty” of the events leading up to January 6. However, they think he is being persecuted “because he is Donald Trump,” according to 40% of those who are unclear whether laws were broken. Another 35% feel Trump ” didn’t do anything improperly and shouldn’t be punished.”
According to this poll, even if he were to get punishment, NH Republicans would still back him. Even if Trump were to be found guilty of crimes before the general election, 62 percent of respondents said they would still support him for president. Furthermore, 57 percent of respondents said they would support him for president regardless of whether he was incarcerated at the time of the 2024 general election.
As a pollster, Ryan Munce of co-efficient commented, “I wonder if there is a single other political leader in America who could produce this level of loyalty. Any Republican trying to wrest these voters away will find it challenging.”
The survey has a +/- 3.33 percent range of error and was conducted from August 5 to 7, 2023, among 862 potential Republican primary voters. It occurs just after Trump was charged in Washington, D.C., for a third time in recent months, this time for allegations relating to January 6. Trump has been arraigned for those counts.
After his appearance in court this past week, Trump stated to reporters from outside Reagan National Airport, “This marks an extremely sad day for America. This is an attempt to silence a political rival. In America, this was never intended to occur.”