Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history

by Bob Fredericks
April 28, 2016

Donald Trump will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential Smart Politics blog told The Post on Wednesday.

After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign.

And with the primaries ahead — including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana — the former “Apprentice” ­reality TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush in 2000, according to blogger Eric Ostermeier, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota.

“In an election cycle with a high Republican turnout, his numbers are rising, even more so now that there’s only three candidates” left in the GOP race, he said.

The reasons include a combination of Trump’s celebrity, media exposure and higher-than-usual interest in his over-the-top candidacy, Ostermeier said.

64 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • truthseeker says:

    When Nancy Pelosi verified Obama’s Citizenship we all knew we where going to see a lot of underhanded dealings in the future.

  • I Seigel says:

    GREAT STORY! But still…

    Let’s actually take a closer look at the numbers. Let’s begin with these facts: (I’ve rounded the numbers to the nearest 1000)
    PA – Trump: 893,000
    – Clinton: 919,000

    DE – Trump: 42,000
    – Clinton: 56,000

    MD – Trump: 237,000
    – Clinton: 533,000

    RI – Trump: 39,000
    – Clinton: 52,000 (Sanders got even more)

    CT – Trump: 124,000
    – Clinton: 170,000

    NY – Trump: 525,000
    – Clinton: 1,054,000

    MI – Trump: 484,000
    – Clinton: 577,000 (Sanders got even more)

    SC – Trump: 240,000
    – Clinton: 272,000
    Do you see anywhere where Trump has gotten more votes than Hillary? Yeah, me neither.

    1. Nana says:

      Killery is running against 1 other. Trump against 3 then 2 others now. That takes away from him and voids your numbers.

      1. I Seigel says:

        No, it simply means that Hillary has gotten more votes than Trump. Not too hard to understand, is it? You do understand third grade math, right?

  • Chris Rasmussen says:

    So, Trump may win the most primary votes in GOP history. Is it any wonder that Republican Party popularity is at a 24 year low – among Republicans? Change is needed, certainly, but please, Please, PLEASE do some fact-checking before supporting this bombastic liar. He simply tells each crowd he addresses exactly what they want to hear. While some praise him for saying what’s really on his mind, this should in no way be constituted as truth or reality.

  • uhptony says:

    Trump’s popularity is because what we, the silent majority have been thinking for years. He has the guts to speak for all of us and does not back down.

  • Rich says:

    They just don’t get it do they. We are tired of the BS. We want our country back.

  • boldly says:

    In current Administration every law has been broken, the Constitution shredded, for almost 8 years Obama has added his own laws, and created his own as the world watches. The politicians We the People voted in to be our voice have bowed down with a closed mouth paying homage to the greatest deceptor in American history, with only a pen and phone is forever changing every law that goes against his ideology, and setting up a new kingdom for himself and all the millions of followers flooding in daily thru open borders. MY QUESTIONS: Why do we want to move ahead with ALL the deadbeat politicians, Supreme Court , Congress, House, etc, and just get a new president, when keeping the current crew and their same old “taking America down farther” politics, has already proved fatal, America is decaying, we are a laughing stock to the World. Has the Supreme Court or Obama stricken the word “IMPEACH” to be trashed along side the Constitution? Why not take care of business threatening America now!! IMPEACH, Obama the Clintons and every politician that has been Tainted by this horrible Administration and start Anew? I rest my case!

    1. Joellen Wortham says:

      You don’t have to obey any laws he writes that haven’t pass through the congress etc.Obama can only enforce the laws he can’t write them it in the Constitution

      1. boldly says:

        I repeat the Constitution has been shredded, ignored by Obama, Supreme Court, & our elected officials who are suppose to be the Voice for We the Prople, Obama is not enforcing the Constitution…

    2. John E Strom Jr. says:

      And then hang them.

  • mary says:

    It is time that we take the politicians out of government and put someone in that really cares about the country. Someone that can’t be bought. Trump’s the man for the job. Trump all the way!

    1. I Seigel says:

      We’ve had ophthalmologists, a cattle auctioneer, a child-molesting high school wrestling coach, and other non-politician perverts, drug users and wife-cheaters. Sure, let’s try a billionaire businessman with a history of bankruptcies and offshoring of jobs! What could go wrong? We don’t need lawyers and academics who know how to actually write laws and who know something about civics and government. Dennis Rodman for President 2016!!!!!

  • ralph says:

    He just says it like it is and he is not owned so he will do what he is talking and we will get him there no matter what we have to do independent or what ever it takes. We are done with the mass of communist self serving crap in office now which is at least 98% of all lawmakers and department heads and President and all his hired trash

  • Old lady in Texas says:

    And then they TRY to tell us he CANNOT win the nomination!!! I personally that that, if this happens, ALL HE== DOUBLE L will break loose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nodo says:

    Let’s see: Big Hillary supporter up until this election season, Big money insider in Washington and NY, in favor of abortion, thinks PP is a good outfit, foreign policy “further left that Hillary,” ultra liberals going over to republican side just to vote for Trump. Duh! Could it be that Hillary and Trump have so much in common that they are like twins joined at the hip?

    1. Dennis says:

      “Could it be that Hillary and Trump have so much in common that they are like twins joined at the hip?”
      I don’t think so!

    2. Wingedgodd3ss says:

      He actually is not in favor of abortion. I haven’t heard that his foreign policy is further left than Hillary’s. But if he shuts down Muslim immigration which absolutely should be done and if he builds a wall and starts charging an enormous fee on wire money transfers to Mexico so that in fact Mexico does pay to build the wall and starts exporting illegals he will make an awful lot of people very happy.

      1. nodo says:

        Well, it depends on which day you heard what Trump said. He was before running for pres very much in favor of partial birth abortion (something no other free world country is in favor of but the USA), he has stated since running that he was against abortion, and now says the law should be left alone and would appoint better judges to deal with it. As a very firm liberal all his life and with an ultra liberal sister as sitting judge, guess what? As for building the wall and getting all that money from wire transfers, well ridiculous as most people already know. Ted Cruz has been in favor of a wall long before the trump only has a more believable plan but no one will listen because of all the lies old Trump and his puppets the media have spread.

        1. John E Strom Jr. says:

          Bullcrap, no he did NOT favor partial birth abortion. And he’s NOT a “very firm” liberal. He’s a builder/developer and pretty much ignored politics until he decided he couldn’t stand the destruction of our country.
          Working as he does in New York City where liberals RULE everything it’s a lot easier to go with the flow but Donald Trump IS a patriot, he is conservative in his own way and believes in the country. And you know nothing.
          Ted Cruz has NEVER been in favor of a wall. He’s Hispanic and tried to skate around the issue. Once he found it was “popular” then HE climbed aboard closing the border but not building the wall. He’s ALSO married to left wing Heidi who helped write NAFTA and was a member of the CFR and the New World Order bullcrap.

        2. Wingedgodd3ss says:

          Actually Cruz is a very middle of the road politician on immigration. He is not in favor of deportation which totally needs to happen-he thinks that there should be a “path to citizenship” which of course THERE IS ALREADY-A LEGAL ONE!!!!! He also supported upping green cards from 675,000 to 1.35 million. Where do you get the idea he is more conservative or is in favor of the wall which he rarely mentions??? What he did say was that a more middle ground needed to be agreed upon or the democrats would scratch any kind of immigration reform if it didn’t include amnesty. Sorry-that isn’t a solution.

        3. Wingedgodd3ss says:

          Why do you think getting a fee from wire money transfers is ridiculous? Is your contention that we could not charge a fee or that there are so few transactions that it would not make a difference? I know that Mexicans send almost every penny they make to Mexico and that Mexico counts on that money for their economy……

    3. John E Strom Jr. says:

      NOT A CHANCE IN HELL. Donald Trump is a patriot. End of THAT nonsense!

      1. Nana says:

        He’s an American! He’s for the people by the people. That’s all I need

        1. John E Strom Jr. says:

          Amen Nana!

    4. John E Strom Jr. says:

      nodo, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have just ONE thing in common. They’re both New Yorkers. Donald was born there, HildaBeast is a carpetbagger from Illinois. One has integrity [Trump] and the other has NO integrity – the enabler of her rapist husband, Bill Clinton – our former POTUS. She was FLOTUS which is something that floats in a toilet bowel.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal says:

    So, this is what we get from yet another so-called “expert” “The reasons include a combination of Trump’s celebrity, media exposure and higher-than-usual interest in his over-the-top candidacy, Ostermeier said” Really???!!!???
    Granted that has played some part in this whole thing, but it isn’t the whole thing, it is minor. Some might say, yes but all that media exposure, blah, blah, blah. Media exposure works two ways, if you are a flop, and people don’t like you, then you sink, but in Trumps case, he is seen as a breath of fresh air, he is seen as a hope for this country, as he is not going to play the “game”

    1. American Me says:

      All we can hope for is a land slide victory in November.

      1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

        It will happen. In fact it is guaranteed to happen, if Trump does not play the game of Politics with the Hilda-Beast. If Trump exposes her for what she is, treats her like the P O S that she is, comes down hard on her, and pushes her buttons, Trump will have her yelling, screaming, screeching, cackling, and barking like a dog with her eyes popping out of her head. The vast majority of Americans on both sides will cheer, and applaud Trump, as every-one with a brain, excluding left-wits, are sick and tired of the Clintons and their darn near criminal activity if not out right criminal activity.
        Just hope that Trump does not back down, because news media will call him unfair, yak about issues, and sympathise with the Hilda-Beast because she is a “female”

        1. jmortensen says:

          I think Trump will continue to be Trump and GOD Bless him for looking out for Americans first ..He should not ease up !.. that was the advise Romney took and look where he ended up !

          1. Upaces says:

            Ooooh, you didn’t know. Romney’s son didn’t want his dad to run…
            When Obama was announced as POTUS… Romney disapeared for a few days. He finally came back to make ONE statement, “It was out of my control.”

          2. truthseeker says:

            Romney got out of the War for his religious rights and Mitt made sure all of his Sons got the same privileges. Mitt the Twit could of won the race for the Presidency, but he never wanted that position and even stated so. My Vote for him was really wasted. Now Mitt needs to just shut his mouth about this race, cause he betrayed those of us that believed in him.

          3. John E Strom Jr. says:

            Amen. Mitt Romney, the Mormon Judas.

          4. Upaces says:

            Romney came out against Trump the other day… then ran away.

          5. truthseeker says:

            Notice that the Pledge they all demanded Donald Trump sign, is now just a worthless piece of Paper. These politicians have been doing this to us for decades.

          6. John E Strom Jr. says:

            A typical Republican loser. Like John McCain.

          7. John E Strom Jr. says:

            Romney bounces back and forth supporting Ted Cruz then John Kasich then Ted Cruz. He hasn’t endorsed either – but has tried to help them beat Trump. Romney is not to be trusted.

          8. Upaces says:

            Totally agree with you 100%

          9. John E Strom Jr. says:

            Romney was a pussy. He still is!

          10. truthseeker says:

            Mitt the Twit and Hilary gave Obama the election. Remember Romney just hide out for the last three months and then Hilary took off with Obama for a Private meeting and we know now what that meeting was about ( Secretary of the State position) .That is why they wanted this spineless twit back in order to try to stop Donald Trump. Romney actually stated he really did not want to be the President, so that meant it was all planned for Obama to win.

          11. John E Strom Jr. says:

            Agreed, truthseeker. Now Romney is trying to stab Donald Trump in the back. So are Paul Ryan, Reince Priebus and John McCain. Where DO we get these jackasses? The GOP “establishment” are the “gang that couldn’t shoot straight” and a bunch of losers. Time for Paul Ryan to go – replace him with a true patriot. He’s a two bit phony.

          12. truthseeker says:

            Donald Trump was touching on the Truth about Senator John McCain not being a war hero. When John McCain was shot down over Vietnam and the North Vietnam people found out he was the Son of a powerful Admiral, McCain was treated for his broken bones, which usually a Soldier just died, due to the lack of Medical Care. The North Vietnam soldier’s called John McCain, ” Their Crown Prince”, because he would cooperate with what ever was asked of him. That is called ” Abating the Enemy”, and when he could of been released from his little Plantation in Hanoi, Mr. McCain refused. Why ? because he wanted to wait out the War. This is why John Kerry and him are great friends. Remember Mr. Kerry went back to Vietnam to protest the war with Hanoi Jane. Hanoi was the safest place to be during the war.

          13. John E Strom Jr. says:

            Sen. John McCain in a phony war hero and no patriot. He’s a bum!

            Support Dr. Kelli Ward who is running against him. He needs to go.

          14. truthseeker says:

            Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi is top priority. Just plane evil and if you did not know what Evil was just watch it in action on C-Span.

          15. John E Strom Jr. says:

            They’re trash alright but we expect that from the left.

            John McCain is supposed to be a Republican but he’s a fraud. His best buddies in the senate were Ted Kennedy, Russ Finegold and Joe Lieberman. His new asshole buddy is Lindsay Graham. This jackass was s proud member of the Gang of Eight ANC The Keating Seven. He should have gone to prison. John McCain is a living Judas.

          16. truthseeker says:

            John McCain and John Kerry have made a mockery of our POW’s and I think before these POW’s get upset at Donald Trump they should do a little investigation on Senator McCain. McCain did everything in his power to make sure our guys did not return . Reason being is they would of informed the American Public just how many times McCain helped to give cause for our POW’s to be tried as War Criminals. Of Course his friend John Kerry spoke in front of a Congressional committee on how our Soldiers killed innocent civilians and raped the women. This caused pause for our POW’s to be rescued from their captivity .

          17. John E Strom Jr. says:

            Sen. John McCain is all that you said – and more. He’s an outright fraud but has a superb propaganda team to extoll his “virtues” and hide the truth. He killed more American sailors than Vietcong. And lost five aircraft. He is a one man ClusterPhuk.

            Sec. of State Kerry is another fraud who went into battle with his own videographer to document his heroics. Trouble is there were no heroics. I’ve never heard of a junior officer with his own attached team to record his wartime exploits. Perhaps because Kerry was named after JFK. So this wannabe was named John Fitzgerald Kerry.

            Two rotten peas from the same pod- but most think these two bums are heroes. Not even close.

          18. truthseeker says:

            I can see now why we should not mix Church and State. Romney used his Mormon Faith to support Ted Cruz in Utah . Seeing that the Mormons have 50 contradiction to the Bible and that is why these Mormons ran to the Mountains in the first place. We get these Jackasses like we get Mold. It grows in the darkness where it is damp . Truth has always had a way of shinning light on a lie and that is why they do not like Donald Trump. Trump is painfully honest and that is in conflict with another belief and that belief is, ” If you tell a lie enough, soon it becomes the truth”, unless someone else has the truth, then they will do everything they can to ” Lie, cheat and steal it away”. This is what I have seen Lyin Ted do since Utah !

        2. Upaces says:

          I just found this out a couple of days ago.
          George Soros is behind Clinton all the way!
          He wants nothing to do with Trump or the Liar Ted Cruz.

          1. Joan Davenport says:

            with Soros backing Clinton, don’t look for this to be a fair election… will be riddled with fraud.

          2. Old lady in Texas says:

            They are already paying people who will vote, even when not eligible (like the released felons)!

          3. John E Strom Jr. says:

            And the illegal invaders.

          4. boldly says:

            And will probably use the same list as with Obama of the 800 thou dead votes!! You can’t make stuff like this up folks!!

          5. paulyz says:

            Crooked Hillary.

          6. Upaces says:

            Crooked Serial KIller along with her husband. Go to any search engine: “Clinton Body Bags.”

          7. Upaces says:

            Soros has International Warrants out on him. Why the hell can’t anyone find him and place him on Trial?

          8. John E Strom Jr. says:

            And riots. Mostly illegals and blacks. The usual suspects.

          9. John E Strom Jr. says:

            George Soros is HARD LEFT WING. He’s behind the radical homosexual movement and every other creepy movement.

        3. John E Strom Jr. says:

          Make no mistake. She IS a criminal as was her rapist husband. He committed many crimes – including treason. I’m pretty sure SHE committed treason as well. Then there are those “inconvenient” 92 bodies. Of was Justice Antonin Scalia number 92?

          1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            There is a list of 47.

    2. Chris Rasmussen says:

      A breath of fresh, unapologetically bigoted air Trump might be, but to even broach the notion that “he is not going to play the “game”” is preposterous. With 76% of his statements from 2015 being demonstrably and verifiably false, (Politifact,) Trump is just doing it more boldly than the rest. He tells each crowd he addresses exactly what they want to hear, regardless of what he told the last crowd, and that is precisely the definition of “playing the game.”

      1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

        If you say so. So, in the meantime go back Cruz, he can’t win, and he certainly can’t beat the Hilda-Beast, and Slick Willy.
        I will stick with the Bull in the China Shop.

    3. Maggie says:

      I do hope you are right. I am hoping he loves this country enough to do the right things by the citizens. He has all the money he needs. It is usually power that prompts the rich to want to be President. I am hoping there is more than that, though, where he is concerned.

    4. truthseeker says:

      Ted Cruz sealed his fate when he chose Carly Fiorina as the VP. Bad enough what Carrier did to the People of Indiana, but she was very happy to lay off Thirty-Thousand Employee’s from Hewlett Packard . Not because they did not do their job, but because she wanted her bonus and wanted to show she saved the Company money, money that helped her get her own Lear Jet ., so while the people had been packing up their belongings , she was flying around on her brand new Jet. That is just plane Evil. She makes Hilary look like Mary Poppins .

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