Trump is drawing HUGE crowds of enthusiastic supporters. This may or may not translate into a win but gives supporters energy and hope that he can pull off a victory against all odds.
Both candidates have upside down approval ratings but Hillary is dull and her supporters don’t seem to be energized.
Trump’s path to victory runs through Florida; enthusiasm ‘through the roof’
By S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin – The Washington Times – Wednesday, October 26, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. — Prognosticators have issued a grim assessment of Donald Trump’s chances, but the GOP nominee’s path to the White House is still alive and runs through Florida, where his campaign has gained momentum in the final stretch of the race.
He’s rising in the polls in the Sunshine State and remains competitive in Ohio — the two biggest battleground prizes on the map — and the volatility of the 2016 election leaves his backers confident that he holds the advantage thanks to an enthusiasm gap that the tycoon holds over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Anybody who says the race is over — that’s preposterous,” said Peter Feaman, a GOP national committeeman in Florida. “Now that early voting has started and the turnout so far is setting records, that bodes well for Trump, not Clinton, because the enthusiasm for Trump is through the roof.”
Mrs. Clinton’s crowds are growing as the Nov. 8 election draws near, including several thousand who showed up for a midday rally here Wednesday. But she didn’t approach the more than 20,000 people who two days earlier filled the nearby MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater to see Mr. Trump.
“It’s unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like this,” Mr. Feaman said of the rock concert-size crowds. “When Mitt Romney ran in 2012, we would struggle to get 500 people in an abandoned airplane hangar to make it look crowded.”
The map is still a major challenge for Mr. Trump. Even if he prevails in Florida and Ohio, he still must cobble together wins in states such as Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, as well as hold on to all of the states won by Mr. Romney in 2012.