Daily Archives: March 30, 2016

A.B. Stoddard: How The Donald can win


When it comes to the question of whether Donald Trump can win a general election this November, both parties need to accept it: Yes, he can.

Trump’s path — made up of new and mostly white voters without college degrees — is a narrow one, but President Obama’s two White House campaigns showed the candidate with the most new voters likely wins. 

Of course Trump will lose many establishment Republicans, movement conservatives, independents, women and minorities. 
But in 2012, with only 58 percent voter turnout, Mitt Romney lost to Obama by 333,908 votes in four states. Surely Trump, who inspires new and exceptionally enthusiastic voters, could invest the resources to target whiter states like New Hampshire, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio.