Anger the Trump card be­ing played in Ne­vada

National Post (Latest Edition) - - NEWS - Philip Bump Wash­ing­ton Post

WASH­ING­TON• Don­ald Trump won New Hamp­shire, a mod­er­ate North­east­ern state that prides it­self on its sober anal­y­sis of the can­di­dates at hand. 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. He won ev­ery age group and ev­ery education group and both gen­ders — and even ev­ery racial and eth­nic group, ac­cord­ing to data re­ported by CNN. Trump had 46 per cent of the vote, well ahead of run­ner- up Marco Ru­bio ( 24 per cent). Ted Cruz was third with 21 per cent.

“We won the evan­gel­i­cals,” Trump said. “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly ed­u­cated. We won with poorly ed­u­cated. I love the poorly ed­u­cated.”

That last line was soon trend­ing on Twit­ter.

What’s the theme here? What’s the thing that’ s turned Don­ald Trump from t he 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.

Six in 10 Ne­vada Repub­li­cans said they were look­ing for the next pres­i­dent to be some­one from “out­side pol­i­tics.”

If the elec­torate stays this un­happy at the can­di­dates who were sup­posed to win, the one that was never sup­posed to will keep on do­ing it.

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