We’ve discussed previously on this site how Trump’s lack of a defined ideology and shouts of populism might actually serve to peel off some working class white voters in key states. Particularly as Trump talks about protectionism on trade issues while hedging on issues like Planned Parenthood, infrastructure development and other issues that matter to liberals, one has to wonder if he peels off voters.
Perhaps it is the Trump factor in the GOP that has stimulated a rapid rise in turnout and enthusiasm among Republican primary and caucus goers when compared to the Democrats. While I hate to cite conservative news sources, The Daily Caller has a revealing article about the drop in Democratic turnout in Super Tuesday states when compared to 2008. The turnout is up by a similar percentage among Republicans when compared to 2012 and that could either be new voters or Independents crossing over to support Trump or Obama fatigue. Either way Super Tuesday turnout mirrors what we saw in the earlier primaries and is a real cause for concern.
What do our readers think about this trend which seems quite apparent through 15 primary and caucus contests this year?