New polling reveals the indictment of former President Donald Trump by a New York district attorney may be helping his chances at re-election in 2024.

According to a poll of Republican voters in Texas taken between March 30 and April 2, 52 percent said they would vote for Donald Trump in the Republican primary election, up nine points from February.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earned the second most support, with 20 percent saying he was their first choice for president, down 7 percent from last month.

Other candidates polled received support in the low single digits.

Additionally, 60 percent of Texas Republicans say they believe the indictment will help Trump’s campaign, compared with only 18 percent who say it will hurt his chances.

The poll, which was performed by CWS Research and commissioned by the Defend Texas Liberty PAC, can be viewed here.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens