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glennward

(989 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 03:09 PM Jun 2016

So, aren't there more voters than ever in our elections? So why wouldn't Trump have more votes than

any other Republican running for the Presidency? Aren't there more eligible and registered voters? Isn't that true for both the Dems and the GOP?

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So, aren't there more voters than ever in our elections? So why wouldn't Trump have more votes than (Original Post) glennward Jun 2016 OP
There numbers were highest in history yeoman6987 Jun 2016 #1
Trump is way down in the polls BTW. Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #3
Polls in June are suspect davidn3600 Jun 2016 #5
Please rephrase the question. Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #2
Other Data LiberalFighter Jun 2016 #4
Trump has over 13.3 million votes Separation Jun 2016 #6
 

yeoman6987

(14,449 posts)
1. There numbers were highest in history
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 03:25 PM
Jun 2016

Our numbers were down a lot but 2008 was huge among primary voters. Our numbers went back to normal.

 

davidn3600

(6,342 posts)
5. Polls in June are suspect
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 04:17 PM
Jun 2016

Carter had a 10 point lead over Reagan in national polls.

The point is that many things will happen between now and the election. I would expect these numbers to tighten up as we get closer simply because the GOP will eventually unite to defeat their common enemy.

When you look at the trend lines, Hillary hasn't really gained voters nor appeal. What's happening is mainly Trump failing to bring his side together...so far. So the widening of the gap is because of him, not because of her.

LiberalFighter

(52,141 posts)
4. Other Data
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 04:09 PM
Jun 2016
2000
11,877,869 -- Bush
[font color="white"]x[/font]6,457,696 -- McCain
[font color="white"]x[/font]1,327,172 -- Others (6)
[font color="white"]x[/font]7,784,868 -- All Republicans except Bush

Bush had more (a majority) votes than all Republicans combined.
Population of United States in 2000 -- 281,421,906
Bush vote percent of population -- 4.22%

2016
12,982,514 -- Trump
[font color="white"]x[/font]7,347,281 -- Cruz
[font color="white"]x[/font]3,352,038 -- Rubio
[font color="white"]x[/font]4,090,366 -- Kasich
[font color="white"]x[/font]1,428,394 -- Others (8+)
16,218,079 -- All Republicans except for Trump

Trump has fewer (a plurality) votes than all Republicans combined.
Population of United States in 2016 -- 323,801,667
Trump vote percent of population -- 4.00%

Trump would need over 13,664,430 primary votes to have the same comparison as Bush's 11,877,869 primary votes.

Separation

(1,975 posts)
6. Trump has over 13.3 million votes
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 04:29 PM
Jun 2016

Do I know what that means? I dunno, but what it should mean is that is on the Democrat side should get to happy about his poor numbers at the moment. Come convention time his numbers will go back up. Right now I wouldn't put a nickels worth of time into withers polling numbers.

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