What do we make of this? Do you REALLY think that there’s some sort of groundswell coming up under TD? Do you think that the hotly contested primaries had more people interested? Is that energy going to follow into the general? My bet is no.
We’ve been over this ground before. There is close to zero value to these numbers except to the media pundits. The conclusion before still applies. If a lot of dissatisfied right wing voters show up in the red states in the primary you get this anomaly. It does not carry over to the general election. Besides being F&Bacon grasping at straws, a national tally of primary results that omit a lot of Independant voters is meaningless. The presidency is not decided by popular vote anyway. The Democratic Party remains way ahead in every Electoral College vote analysis by all the analytical organizations that are in that game and it still looks like Hillary will win in a landslide.