Trump’s base

Donald Trump was nominated by a very small number of voters. He won about 1/3 of the GOP primary and caucus voters, and the GOP are about 1/3 of the national electorate. 1/3 times/1/3 equals 1/9 or about 11% of the nation’s voters. However, most Republicans didn’t vote in the primaries and caucuses. That means that Trump was nominated by 1/3 times 1/3 times 1/3 equals 1/27 or about 4% of the national electorate. And of course he is now polling higher than 4% because the other 96% must vote for someone or not vote at all. When the media tell us that he is reaching out to expand his base, please remember that his base was only 4%.

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