One of the best ways to analyze support for a political candidate is to examine how many people are willing to give them their hard earned money. In that category, Trump is now setting records.
Trump Sets GOP Record for Individual Donors
The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President announced Saturday in a statement that it has hauled in a a total of $360 million from a record-breaking 2.6 million individual donors.
The millions of individual people who have contributed to Trump’s presidential bid throughout the election season total the largest donor pool of any other Republican candidate in history, the campaign claimed — despite the fact the total amount raised by Trump still trails the $480 million raised and spent by 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Most of those contributions came from small donors.
“These numbers show that Donald Trump continues to have incredible broad based support from across America,” Steven Mnuchin, Donald J. Trump for President finance chairman, said in the statement. “We want to thank our many volunteers and contributors that are clearly committed to electing Donald J. Trump as President in November.”
Hillary Clinton has more campaign cash on hand but it’s mostly special interest money and Wall Street funds.
Who has the support of regular people? Trump.