How Donald Trump dominated Nevada, in one word: Anger

imrs.php“Donald Trump won New Hampshire, a moderate Northeastern state that prides itself on its sober analysis of the candidates at hand,” as the Washington Post is reporting. “Donald Trump won South Carolina, a conservative Southern state with a number of religious voters. Donald Trump has now won Nevada, a Western state with its own eclectic mix of Republican voting groups.

“Trump won them all. According to preliminary entrance poll data reported by CNN, he won every age group and every education group and both genders — and even every racial and ethnic group. About 1 in 10 Nevada Republicans were Hispanic. More than 4 in 10 of them backed Donald Trump (according to entrance polls with a notably large margin of error).

“What’s the theme here? What’s the thing that’s turned Donald Trump from the never-gonna-happen outsider of last June into the how-can-he-be-stopped candidate of February?

“Nevada offers one hint: Anger.

“Nevada Republicans are mad at the government. This probably isn’t too much of a surprise, given that it’s also the home of the family of Cliven Bundy, but it’s still remarkable how much angrier it is than previous states. Voters were mad.

“And voters didn’t want a politician to address that anger. Six in 10 Nevada Republicans said that they were looking for the next president to be someone from ‘outside politics.’ That’s 6 in 10 of a ‘huge’ turnout, by the way. And 70 percent of them voted for Donald Trump.”

The rest of the article is here.

About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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2 Responses to How Donald Trump dominated Nevada, in one word: Anger

  1. Mac Young says:

    Have you seen this?

    On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 10:01 PM, Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report wrote:

    > jeffpelline posted: “”Donald Trump won New Hampshire, a moderate > Northeastern state that prides itself on its sober analysis of the > candidates at hand,” as the Washington Post is reporting. “Donald Trump won > South Carolina, a conservative Southern state with a number of relig” >

  2. Kaye Hancock says:

    Long live King Donald Joffrey! (Or Not)
    #GOT

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