To win re-election in 2020, President Donald Trump will need more than just his die-hard supporters to turn out and vote for him. He’ll likely need to have some independents and even some disillusioned Democrats crossing the aisle on his behalf.
Judging by numbers compiled by 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, such an outcome appears to be a real possibility, as data he has obtained following the president’s rallies in various states show that over a quarter of rally attendees are registered Democrats and a significant number of rallygoers are also minority voters that Democrats tend to take for granted as belonging to them.
Parscale released those numbers in a Nov. 4 tweet after Trump’s rally in Mississippi three days earlier.
In that tweet, the digitally adept campaign manager noted that of the more than 16,000 voters identified by the campaign, about a quarter were “unengaged” registered voters, 27 percent were registered Democrats, and 20 percent were black voters — all of which buck the prevailing media narratives about who Trump’s supporters really are: white Republicans who vote in every election.