Donald Trump declared on Fox News Tuesday night that he is confident he can win the blue state of New York.
“ You have more support from Reagan Democrats in New York than anywhere else in the country,” host Sean Hannity pointed out. “Do you think that if you got this nomination that you could flip a state like New York, deeply blue, to red? Could that be possible?”
“ I do. I think I’d do very well in New York,” Trump replied. “I think I will do fantastically in Pennsylvania. I think I will do fantastically in Ohio. I think I’m gonna win Florida. I think I’m going to win a lot of states that nobody else is. Says He Thinks He Can Win New York”
The New York real estate tycoon may be right about his ability to turn blue states red. Trump has dominated the Republican nomination campaign for months — but his strongest support comes from Republicans who used to be Democrats, according to new polling analysis by Democrat data firm Civis Analytics.
Disaffected Democrats now make up 10 percent of Republican primary voters.
The Civis survey show Trump winning 40 percent support from these party-switching voters. If these once-registered Democrats actually vote in 2016, particularly in swing-states and mid-western states, Trump could transform the American political landscape.
He polls well among conservative and evangelical voters and his biggest polling margin against his GOP rivals was among moderate and liberal Republicans, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.
Democrats propagandize that Trump appeals to xenophobes and the worst aspects of the American zeitgeist, yet some liberals now recognize that his supporters are a demographic group that the Democrats should listen to.
Trump talks about altering the electoral map at the 16:17 mark in the video above.