Former President Donald Trump could potentially face a third indictment in connection to the Jan. 6 investigation. Despite the response from staunch Trump supporters, many political experts predict that another indictment may actually work in Trump’s favor and increase his chances of winning the Republican nomination in 2024. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., made a cynical point on “Fox & Friends” by suggesting that the Justice Department may be inclined to ensure a Trump-Biden rematch, given President Biden’s polling numbers.
Sen. Kennedy highlighted the perceived codependency between President Trump and President Biden. Trump may view Biden as an easier opponent to beat, while Biden may see Trump as the only person he can defeat, especially given his low poll numbers. Both candidates seem eager for a rematch and appear confident in their ability to emerge victorious.
Recently, Trump revealed in a Truth Social post that he had been informed about being a target of the probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. This development indicates that another indictment of Trump might be imminent.
However, despite facing legal challenges, Trump continues to lead the pack of Republican candidates in the primary season. A June Fox News poll shows that Trump had the support of 53% of GOP primary voters, which increased to 56% following his second indictment related to classified documents.
In contrast, President Biden’s overall approval rating dropped to an all-time low of 36% in May, according to a Washington Post-ABC News survey. Nonetheless, he remains the top contender among Democrats, with 64% of Democratic primary voters supporting him.
Both candidates have early support from about 60% of their respective parties, signaling a potential showdown in the upcoming election. As the political landscape evolves, the prospect of a Biden-Trump rematch looms, leaving both candidates confident in their chances for success.