Not everyone thinks Trump at the top of the ticket will hurt the GOP.
One vulnerable House Republican told The Hill he’ll begin polling his swing district in May to figure out who might show up to vote if Trump is the nominee. The GOP front-runner has become enormously popular with many white, working-class voters.
“I’m going to have to spend money on ‘get out the vote’ and modeling to figure out who my voters are if it’s Trump, because Trump changes the turnout,” the GOP lawmaker said Monday. “You have to figure out who is going to be voting, who didn’t vote before and who’s not going to vote who normally would vote because they don’t like him.”
The vulnerable lawmaker, who requested anonymity to speak freely about campaign strategy, said he actually views Cruz as a bigger threat than Trump.