The announcement from his team reveals that Former President Donald Trump achieved impressive fundraising results in the second quarter of 2023, amassing over $35 million. This substantial amount marks a significant increase compared to the $18.8 million collected in the initial quarter of the year. According to Politico, the funds were distributed between Trump’s campaign and the Save America Political Action Committee (PAC).
Simultaneously, Trump’s popularity has been on the rise in recent polls, even with the entrance of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis into the Republican presidential primary race. According to a recent Harvard poll, Trump maintains a dominant lead of 67% over DeSantis, who garnered 33%. However, DeSantis experienced a slight decrease compared to a previous May poll conducted before he joined the race.
Furthermore, Trump enjoys substantial leads over DeSantis in various states. In South Carolina, a poll conducted in late June indicates that Trump has a 23-point advantage over DeSantis among Republicans. Similarly, in New Hampshire, Trump holds a commanding 28-point lead among Republican voters compared to DeSantis.
One of Trump’s campaign officials mentioned an average contribution of $34, underscoring the overwhelming backing from grassroots supporters for the former president. This successful fundraising quarter signifies the continued enthusiasm for Trump’s political pursuits and emphasizes his considerable influence within the Republican Party.