It may come as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention.
But it definitely doesn’t jive with what Cruz and Kasich are selling!
They have both claimed that Trump is a weak frontrunner and hasn’t earned enough support to show he can unite Republicans, but new data is putting the lie to that claim.
Data so far has shown that Donald Trump has gotten 2 million more votes than Mitt Romney in 2012. Mitt Romney, by the way, was the nominee.
According to Breitbart:
In total, Trump has received 8,776,586 votes so far this year in states that have already held primaries or caucuses or conventions. In those same states in 2012, Romney received 6,654,029 votes—a whopping 2,122,557 votes less than Donald Trump. That means Trump has gotten a 31.79 percent increase over Romney’s totals.
Now, I’m no arm-chair pollster nor do I have a crystal ball. Anything can happen come the GOP convention. But if I was a candidate looking at those numbers, I’d only have one conclusions to make: Donald Trump is going to be the nominee.
Of course the Cruz camp didn’t have much to say on this front. But Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was happy to break it down:
If Ted Cruz were to be nominated, there is no state that Mitt Romney lost last cycle that Ted Cruz can win. That’s not the case with Donald Trump,” Lewandowski said. He argued Trump could potentially win Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, New York, California, and Massachusetts in the general election, when Romney couldn’t in 2012. “We have the ability to expand the map,” Lewandowski said.
Overall, there are more people voting this year than in 2012. Which is a great sign, no matter who you’re supporting. More Americans getting out to vote in the primaries and general election is a good thing. It keeps the power in our hands. It reminds politicians that we all are their bosses and they need to listen to us.
Check out the full comparison of votes at Breitbart.