President Trump’s Florida Rally: 16% of Attendees Were Democrats, 24% Didn’t Vote in 2016
President Donald Trump roared back to the campaign trail for an energetic rally in Florida last night. It was his first rally since his short battle with the coronavirus, and if the attendee data from that rally is any indicator, Trump is set to defeat Joe Biden as swiftly as he did the coronavirus.
Ronna McDaniel posted attendee data to Twitter last night showing that President Trump has continued to bring in a broad coalition of voters – and first time voters. The following data is sourced from those who signed up to attend the rally:
Fantastic data from @realDonaldTrump’s rally in Sanford:
✅ 15,852 voters identified
✅ 31.8% were NOT Republicans
✅ 16.3% were Democrat
✅ 24.4% did not vote in 2016
✅ 14.4% did not vote in the last 4 elections
Thank you, Florida!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 13, 2020
These sort of statistics have been kept for a number of rallies held earlier in the year. Here’s the data for a sampling of rallies that occurred in January and February:
- At President Trump’s January rally in Toledo, Ohio, nearly half of attendees were either Democrats or independents. Twenty-three percent identified as Democrats, while 20.9% identified as independents.
- At Trump’s January rally in Wisconsin, the majority of attendees (57.8%) were not Republicans.
- At Trump’s January rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, 26.3% of attendees were Democrats, and 10% didn’t vote in 2016.
- At Trump’s February rally in New Hampshire, 25% of attendees were Democrats, and 17% didn’t vote in 2016.
- At Trump’s February rally in Arizona, 18% of attendees were Democrats, and 26% didn’t vote in 2016.
- And at Trump’s February Las Vegas rally, 18% of attendees were Democrats, and 32% didn’t vote in 2016.
And in 2019 the data was the following for a handful of rallies:
- Battle Creek, Michigan: 15% didn’t vote in last four elections, 27% were Democrats.
- Broward, Florida: 19% voted once or not at all in past four elections, 24% were Democrats.
- Dallas, Texas: 12% didn’t vote in past four elections, 21.4% were Democrats.
Can you imagine a single Republican attending a Biden rally? Aside from the confederacy of dunces over at the Lincoln Project, it’s hard to imagine.