President Trump received such a tremendous boost of his popularity after he was targeted in the ransacking of his Mar-a-Lago home by the FBI earlier this month.
The number of Republican voters putting him ahead of the GOP has grown substantially.
Feds Making Trump Increasingly More Popular Than His Party
In early August, Trump’s mansion in Palm Springs, Florida was raided by more than 30 federal agents as part of a Department of Justice investigation into him allegedly holding government documents after leaving the White House.
There have been speculations that Trump could be found guilty of mishandling government papers. This would result in banning him from holding any public office ever again.
Because of the FBI raid, however, which utterly infuriated many Republicans, as well as many Independents, Trump’s popularity spiked.
The number of Republican voters who say they support Trump more than they do the GOP increased to 41%, according to a new NBC News poll.
That is a 7% increase compared to May 2022 when the pollster asked the same question.
At the same time, in the wake of the FBI raid on Trump’s home, the number of Republican voters who put the party before Trump declined from 58% in May to 50% now.
In a post on his social media, Truth Social, last week, Trump argued the “strong backlash” from the FBI raid is going to help the Republican Party win seats in the November elections.
A report by The Daily Mail, however, cited “key donors and strategists” of the GOP as saying the former president led the party to have “weak candidates” in the midterms.
They also argued his “hold” on the Republican Party isn’t going to last “much longer.”
The left can’t handle that the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago boosted Trump’s polling numbers even higher.
The more they try to crucify Donald Trump, the more popular he becomes and the more they expose their own corruption.
— Laura Kronen 🇺🇸 (@LauraKronen) August 23, 2022
The FBI made Trump more popular and gave him more votes for his 2024 run and he deserves it.
— Jereme45 (@Jereme45) August 16, 2022
FBI Boosted Both Trump and Truth Social
President Trump’s popularity has been boosted by the FBI’s ransacking of Mar-a-Lago in a different way, namely, by spiking the popularity of his social media platform, Truth Social.
Data AI figures show in the week after the raid, Truth Social got a 550% increase in app downloads.
So far, the app for the platform has been downloaded about three million times. Truth Social imitates Twitter. It was developed after Trump got banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube over the January 6, 2021 breach of the US Capitol.
Back in April, the Truth Social app topped the rankings of the Apple App Store. That was the first big spike in its popularity after its launch in February of this year; it came after many of its technical difficulties got resolved.
For the time being, however, Truth Social remains far behind in user numbers compared with Twitter and Facebook. Even Gab, which is described as a “far-right site,” boasts dozens of millions of users monthly.
At present, Trump has close to four million followers on Truth Social. This is far fewer than the almost 80 million he had on Twitter. At the time of his banning, Trump was Twitter’s most popular user, with the highest number of followers.
They want to wear Trump out.The man has a massive level of fight in him.He has stamina. Most people would have collapsed by now. He's becoming more popular among the folks and is raising more money with every move they make to destroy him. FBI raid, approval, donations is up
— Michael Camastro (@41132625M) August 20, 2022
As long as Trump has the tapes he's sitting on a gold mine. FBI knows it. He'll be left alone cuz FBI has been exposed. Contrary to popular belief, he's not going to be indicted for anything… it's pretty hard to charge somebody who hasn't committed a crime and make it stick.
— Will Walker (@Be_Scooby_Wise) August 16, 2022
This article appeared in MorningPress and has been published here with permission.