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Will Trump Supporters Turn Out for Traditional GOP Candidates in 2018?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 2, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 16:47

Guest: Michael Barber, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University Mid-term primaries have already taken place in several states. Traditionally the party that came into power during a presidential election suffers a setback in the midterm two years later. One big question for Republican candidates is how much they can rely on President Trump’s supporters to show up and support them, too. The extent to which a Trump supporter shows up to vote for another Republican may depend on just how much that voter identifies with the party.