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Trump’s popularity is rising among Republicans, but general election prospects remain uncertain

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Former President Donald Trump’s support within the Republican party appears to be on the rise, despite facing a series of criminal charges.


A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals that 63% of Republicans want Trump to run for president again, an increase from 55% in April. Additionally, Trump’s favorability within his party has climbed to 70%, up from 60% two months prior.

However, the polling data also points to significant challenges for Trump in a potential general election. While 74% of Republicans indicate they would back him in a November 2024 bid, a notable 53% of all Americans firmly state they would not support him if he secures the nomination. Another 11% lean towards not supporting him.

This data underscores arguments from some Republican contenders emphasizing Trump’s challenges in securing votes beyond the party’s core base. In past elections, Trump lost the popular vote in both 2016 and 2020, with the latter seeing a 7 million-vote gap.



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