Posted by Curt on 11 February, 2020 at 8:32 pm. 12 comments already!


Much of the attention during New Hampshire’s primary was focused on the Democratic candidates vying for the party’s nomination. But President Trump’s strong performance should not be overlooked.

The final numbers aren’t in yet, but it’s clear Trump won more than 100,000 votes among Republican and independent voters. That’s more than double the roughly 49,000 that former President Barack Obama won among Democratic voters in New Hampshire’s 2012 primary when he ran uncontested for reelection. And it’s at least 35,000 votes more than Bernie Sanders, who is currently leading the Democratic field.

There are important differences, to be sure, but Trump’s significant gains proves he is still generating an unprecedented amount of enthusiasm.

No matter how electable the Democrats’ nominee is, it will be difficult for the Democratic Party to replicate the populist fervor Trump’s campaign represents. The Democratic nominee will also have to compete against Trump’s economic advantage. This won’t be easy: two-thirds of American voters expect Trump to be reelected, according to a new poll from Monmouth University, and 42% of those voters admitted Trump deserves a second term.

What’s more: the blue wave Democrats have hoped for has yet to appear. Voter turnout in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries fell far short of what Democrats had anticipated. Meanwhile, Trump’s rallies in both states were packed with lines out the door.

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