An interesting article explores Trump’s claim that he is drawing in new voters to the Republican party.
This may be true, but there is another explanation. Most people don’t vote, and in primary elections it is even worse. Yes, there are more Republicans voting in the presidential primaries this year than usual. But so far, more people have voted for someone other than Trump than have voted for Trump. So while it is true that Trump is bringing in new people to vote in the GOP primaries, it is more likely that he is bringing in more people because they want to vote against him.
We won’t know whether this is true or not until (and unless) he makes it to the general election and we see how many people (not just Republicans, but also Democrats and independents) actually want him to be president.