FLORENCE, Mass. (WWLP) – Donald Trump’s rapid rise to the top of the GOP field of Presidential candidate’s signals frustration with the government.
None of the people we spoke with supported Donald Trump, but they all said his popularity signaled an anger among voters.
Trump decisively won Tuesday’s Massachusetts Republican Primary with nearly 50% of the vote. House Speaker Robert Deleo says it proves people’s disgust of the current political climate in Washington.
Trump appeals to that frustration and says he’s going to change the way Washington runs. Voters say they have lost confidence in the ability of elected officials to work together and get things done.
Kristy Newstrom from Florence said, “I think everybody is frustrated and I think that is part of the reason why Trump is gaining popularity. Because they are frustrated by the current political system. And so with his crazy rhetoric and his craziness. They are like oh we can get behind this man and he is going to save us.”
Nadia Muusse from Florence said, “People tend to offer words that they think everyone wants to hear and they are not actually speaking from their heart.”
Speaker Deleo said the political system in Massachusetts has avoided the partisan bickering and gridlock that has lead voters to become frustrated with Washington D.C.
He said he works well with the Republicans, including Governor Charlie Baker.