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Trump shows new ‘weakness’ after latest round of primaries: report

Donald Trump continued his winning streak in Tuesday’s primaries, emerging victorious in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia — but there are new warning signs for him when it comes to November’s general election.

Much like in Indiana’s primary last week, a substantial percentage of Republican voters are still balking at voting for the former president, choosing instead to back former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) who dropped out almost 45 days ago.

What should alarm Trump campaign officials even more is the fact that Maryland and Nebraska were closed primaries limited to Republicans only, while Indiana’s primary allowed voters from both sides of the aisle to cross party lines to vote.

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According to a report from Politico’s Steven Shepard and Madison Fernandez, “Donald Trump showed weakness in the suburbs in Tuesday’s primaries” which continues to cast a could over his November hopes.

“A week after Nikki Haley earned 22 percent of the vote in Indiana’s open GOP primary, the widespread expectation was that different rules in the states voting on Tuesday would take a huge chunk out of support for her zombie presidential candidacy. That didn’t exactly happen,” they wrote before noting, “… significant pockets of Trump resistance among Republicans in Maryland and Nebraska.”

After admitting, “It wasn’t shocking to see Haley break 30 percent in the affluent D.C. suburbs of Montgomery County, Maryland, ” they continued, “it’s more concerning for Trump that she’s at 23 percent in Douglas County, Nebraska, the population center for that state’s 2nd Congressional District. Now-President Biden won the Omaha district’s electoral vote in 2020 thanks to GOP defectors, and Tuesday’s primary showed they’re still not on board with Trump.”

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Source: Raw Story – Celebrating 20 Years of Independent Journalism

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