Well we're now past the mid-way point between debate rounds. Here's the second quarter's fundraising data since it's bound to be a topic in the next round of debates at the end of this month:
Second Quarter Fundraising Totals
Trump: $54 million
Buttigieg: $24.8 million
Biden: $21.5 million
Warren: $19.1 million
Sanders: $18 million
Harris: $12 million
Average Donation Sizes
Data for the Democratic candidates.
Warren and Sanders, notably, are the only candidates who refuse corporate donations and don't attend high-dollar fundraisers. Conversely, Trump, Biden, and Buttigieg are clearly the most popular candidates with wealthier voters. Trump also benefits from the official endorsement of the Republican National Committee and from unified Republican support, whereas Democratic donations have been split between many candidates since they have a competitive primary contest going on. Still, these numbers indicate that President Trump will enjoy a major financial advantage going into the general election and will be able to completely saturate both social media and the airwaves with ads and commercials in a way that his rivals simply won't be able to.
Also, here are the the current top three issue priorities of American voters broken down by class:
Voters With Household Incomes Under $50,000
Health care: 21%
Everday bills: 13%
In other words, the leading concerns of working class people are the sorts of issues that candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders make the central focus of their campaigns. I am here.
Voters With Household Incomes Between $50,000 and $100,000
Health care: 20%
Everyday bills: 9%
Taxes, not jobs for the propertied middle class. This is the Kamala Harris demographic. If taxes wake you up at 3 AM, you're spoiled.
Voters With Household Incomes Over $100,000
Taxes: 14% <-- Pffff, hahahahahaha!
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Health care: 13% <-- Only 13%.
Immigration: 7% <-- Trump enthusiasts: you are here!