President Donald Trump had no serious challenger in the New Hampshire Republican primary held Tuesday, but he still managed to motivate voters to go to the polls.
Indeed, according to Fox News, the president turned out enough voters to double former President Barack Obama’s 2012 total in the Granite State, when he, too, was running virtually unopposed for reelection.
Analysts say Trump’s voter turnout indicates Republicans are “all-in” on his reelection, no matter who he will face in November.
“With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Trump secured more than 120,000 votes in the Granite State,” Fox News reported Tuesday morning.
“In 2012, Obama managed just 49,080 total votes in New Hampshire. The gap between the two presidents is likely to increase as more precincts report their totals Wednesday.”
The network adds that Trump’s vote total also dwarfed the number received for then-President George W. Bush, who received 53,962 votes in a largely-uncontested New Hampshire primary in 2004.
In 1996, incumbent President Bill Clinton received 76,797 votes in New Hampshire’s primary, when he was also running for reelection.
“Nine months from now, we are going to retake the House of Representatives, we are going to hold the Senate, and we are going to keep the White House,” Trump told supporters to thunderous applause during a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Monday night.
“We have so much more enthusiasm, it’s not even close. They’re all fighting each other,” he said of the Democratic candidates.