Donald Trump Iowa Supporters Speak Out

Matthew Dowd talks with supporters of the real estate mogul in the Hawkeye State.
3:26 | 08/16/15

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There is no escaping Donald Trump's huge draw at this fair. He is the main attraction, flying in on his helicopter, giving free rides to iowans and his competitors fight to catch up. But with trump short on policy proposals and polarizing voters across the spectrum, why is he still thrilling so many here and can he keep the momentum going all of the way to the voting booth? Our political analyst Matt dowd sat down with a group of fairgoers to find out. ? ? Yes. Hello, my name is Billy Wilson. Hi, my name is Jan. I'm a life long iowan. My name is mark. I'm a republican. My name is Cierra. I'll be a senior in high school. Who are you going to vote for? Trump. Donald Trump. Donald Trump. Donald Trump. Reporter: What is driving your vote for Donald Trump? Number one he's not a politician. I think his willingness to speak out and speak his mind. I think that's very important. He won't back down. I think he'll be an excellent president. I think he'll bring jobs back. Reporter: What would worry you? In the next six, eight months. His words, maybe. When you say his words, so he pops off and says something? Yeah, I mean, he's not a politician, he's not used having to practice what to say, he speaks his mind like a lot of people do, not like a politician would. Any of the things that have been said about him in the last few weeks cause you concern that, the name-calling, the sort of the bullying that people have said about him? We're so used to hearing that, it's a broken record. So, it doesn't bother me one iota. I don't think he's getting a fair rap on a lot of these issues I have been seeing on television. I agree with what he said. I think megyn Kelly treated him bad -- Is your reaction in support of Donald Trump more of a gut reaction to the person he is and how he comes across, less something that has to do with a specific list of issues. It's for me as well. I don't see that political thing that we have been seeing this past many years. Just a gut feeling I have for him. This is a long race, do you think he has the capacity to go the distance? I think he can. I think he can. He's ready. And Matt joins us now and Matt, I saw the same thing over the weekend, what is it about trump, why does he have such staying power? It's fascinating. It has nothing to do with policy with the exception of immigration, which is consistent across the voters I talked to in his stand on him. It's all persona. All of his liabilities, his bravado the name-calling, they think it is an asset. They want someone to take anyone on internationally and nationally. I don't think this is going anywhere. I think this is long-lasting. It's a deep emotional attachment. It's all gut, no head. All gut.

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