“When [voters] go into that ballot box, that’s why they are going to be pulling the lever and Donald Trump is going to win New Hampshire — because we kind of match our pro-business message with his economic success,” he told Fox News.
In 2016, the president lost the state by .3 percent–with 46.8 percent of the vote going to Hillary Clinton and 46.5 percent going to Trump.
During the 2016 Republican primaries, Trump won the state handily, garnering 35.3 percent of the vote–20 points higher than the state’s runner-up, former Ohio Governor John Kasich with 15.8 percent.
The President held a rally in New Hampshire last night where he predicted major wins for the Republican Party in 2020 and slammed Democrats for the botched Iowa caucuses.
“Nine months from now, we are going to retake the House of Representatives, we are going to hold the Senate, and we are going to keep the White House,” Trump said. “We have so much more enthusiasm, it’s not even close. They’re all fighting each other. … They don’t know what they’re doing; they can’t even count their votes.”
The President touted his administration’s successes, telling attendees, “While the extreme left has been wasting America’s time with this vile hoax, we’ve been killing terrorists, creating jobs, raising wages, enacting fair trade deals, securing our borders, and lifting up citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed!”
As Bongino.com reported yesterday, the president’s supporters were lined up for over 35 hours yesterday– braving rain and snow in the hopes that they could attend his raucous rally.
All eyes will be on the New Hampshire Democratic primaries today where Vermont Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to win–just as he had in 2016 when he received 60.4 percent of the vote–beating Hillary Clinton by 22 points.
A new national Quinnipiac University poll conducted after the Iowa caucuses has found Sanders leading the party with 25 percent support from Democratic voters. As Politico points out, that marks an eight point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and a four point increase since the last poll, which was taken before the bungled Iowa caucuses.