(Tea Party PAC) – At this point, it seems like the candidates who are doing well in the Democrats’ primary race are the ones who are the least repellant to voters or can scrape together enough supporters to not be universally opposed by members of their party.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a New Englander and the victor in the closely-watched New Hampshire primary election in 2016 once again walked away with the state’s primary election on Tuesday night.
However, his win seems to be barely a squeak compared to incumbent President Donald Trump’s victory in the state, which broke records among presidential incumbents in the state.
Enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump is through the roof!
With approximately, 70% of precincts reporting, President Trump has surpassed the New Hampshire Primary vote total of every incumbent President running for re-election over the last four decades.
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 12, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump is on track to have record incumbent voting in New Hampshire’s primary.
Obama (2012): 49,000
Bush (2004): 55,000
Clinton (1996): 76,000
Trump has over 63,000 votes, with only 59% reporting.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 12, 2020
The voter turnout for Trump tonight in New Hampshire is absolutely insane. He has the most votes ever by an incumbent running for re-election in the NH Primary, and there are is only 63% reporting. That’s bananas.
— Joe Talamo (@talamoj01) February 12, 2020
As Fox News reported:
With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Trump secured more than 120,000 votes in the Granite State. In 2012, Obama managed just 49,080 total votes in New Hampshire. The gap between the two presidents is likely to increase as more precincts report their totals Wednesday.
It also dwarfs the total of other incumbent presidents: then-President George W. Bush received 53,962 votes in the largely-uncontested GOP primary in New Hampshire in 2004. And in 1996, incumbent President Bill Clinton received 76,797 votes in New Hampshire’s primary.
Meanwhile, Sanders’ victory was far less impressive.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, but he fell far short of his 2016 performance.
Sanders, who had been leading in the polls ahead of the first in the nation primary, only bested former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg by less than two percentage points when the race was called with 80 percent of precincts reporting. Sanders beat Buttigieg, garnering more than 64,000 to the former mayor’s less than 62,000.
The numbers stand in stark contrast to 2016 when the Vermont septuagenarian bested former Secretary of State Hillary by double digits in New Hampshire. In that contest, Sanders garnered more than 152,000 votes, compared to just a little over 95,000 for Clinton. Overall, Sanders carried New Hampshire by more than 22 percentage points during that cycle.
The 2016 victory was made possible by high turnout and little competition—two luxuries Sanders did not have this time around. According to exit polls conducted by NBC News, turnout appeared to be lower across New Hampshire than in prior presidential primary cycles. The biggest dropoff seems to have come from new and young voters. In particular, according to one exit poll, only 11 percent of New Hampshire voters were younger than 29 on Tuesday, down from 19 percent in 2016.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 11, 2020
Sanders is the most notorious Marxist among the pathetic bunch, although among the frontrunners, only Amy Klobuchar even feigns distaste for the ideology of “Democratic socialism,” which is a euphemism for socialism for people who haven’t studied recent world history.