The Republican party is historically known for their big-money backers. Thus, the surge in small donors under Trump marks a significant change of the tide.
Democrats desperately dissect election data, hoping to find some small ray of hope. Instead, they’re berated with proof- Trump’s base is still growing.
In fact, in the last round of election data, 61% of Trump’s donations came from small donors. In other words, America’s working class plans to keep Trump.
Fox News elaborates:
That is similar to the proportion Trump raised during the 2016 election cycle, when 65 percent of donations were under $200. And this is dramatically higher than previous Republican nominees. Mitt Romney raised 26 percent of his direct contributions from small donations in 2012, and John McCain raised 25 percent from small donations in 2008.
Campaign finance analysts say the data indicates grassroots enthusiasm for Trump’s populist message.
“Democrats have traditionally been the party that has benefited the most from cultivating a small donor base,” Alex Baumgart, individual contributions researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics, which runs the donation database OpenSecrets.com, told Fox News.
“It’s pretty clear from the numbers that Trump has done a lot to change that dynamic — the populist edge he’s brought to campaigning is clearly something that is resonating with small donors on the right.”
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For the first time in decades, Americans feel understood. Clearly, career politicians talk the talk, but they never walk the walk. Thus, their intentions fall flat. Instead, “talking points” emerge and we get 50 candidates with the exact same spiel. Clearly, we see this on the left. And what it amounts to is a “whole lotta nothing.”
But Trump changed that. He took what Americans are really thinking and built a platform out of it. We want to make America great again. Americans don’t want illegals who drain the system. Further, we’re tired on the dirty swamp dominating DC.
The New Republicans
Trump forever changed the Republican party. He’s the first politician to keep so many promises. Further, in many ways, Trump united the rich and powerful with the blue-collar workers thanks to his pro-American rhetoric. The work force revived their role as the backbone of our country. And demands for border security are no longer ignored by overly idealistic politicians. These accomplishments are no small feat.
“The American people are demanding a secure border, demanding an end to the exploitative and unfair trade policies… and demanding an end to an unresponsive swamp culture,” Johns said, asserting that first the Tea Party, and then Trump, expanded the base to “today’s blue-collar and working Americans.”
Political scientists say that income data indicates a shift toward middle-income supporters, as well.
Of course, with all this talk of small donors, some might assume Trump lost the big money endorsements. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Trump sill commands the high dollar donations.
The above numbers tell the story of donations made directly to the campaigns, but some contributions are more complicated — like money raised through “political action committees,” or PACs. President Trump, for instance, works with two PACs — the “Trump Make America Great Again Committee” and “Trump Victory.” Money raised through those groups is then split between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, which promotes Trump independently.
The Trump PACs get 47 percent of their contributions from small donations.
With Trump PACs included, small donations given for Trump total $115,697,683 for the 2020 election cycle, and large donations total $117,457,166.
“While Trump has collected lots of small checks, he’s also still pulling in the major checks and big contributions,” Baumgart said.
“What really sets Trump apart from other Republicans in the past is the fundraising machine that he has created,” he added. “He’s a natural campaigner who has been actively running for reelection since his inauguration. Consequently, the campaign has been able to capitalize on this by fundraising off the back of the numerous political battles that have taken place since then.”
To sum it up, Democrats used to brand themselves as the party of the working man. But if you follow the dollars you will find proof that America doesn’t buy it anymore. Actually its Republicans who protect the working man. Meanwhile Democrats drain them mentally, physically, spiritually and financially. No wonder Americans want four more years under Donald Trump, and they’ll dig into their pockets to prove it.