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Pumped on Trump

We’ve heard a lot from Republican candidate Donald Trump since he announced his bid for the presidency. With his celebrity lifestyle and made-for-reality-TV personality, some people didn’t take Trump’s campaign seriously – but his polling numbers aren’t a joke, and he is seriously in the lead.

Trump is buoyed by a rising legion of supporters: people who want to help Trump make America not only great again, but “bigger, better and stronger.”

This hour of Reveal will delve into the hearts and minds of these Trump supporters. Who are they? Why do they support Trump? And if The Donald doesn’t get the Republican nomination for president, who will they turn to next – if anyone?

We sent a team of reporters and producers out to Trump events to find the answers to some of these questions. We also teamed up with a polling group, YouGov out of Stanford University, to find out even more about the people who support Trump – like where they live and what issues are most important to them. Some of the results will surprise you – they surprised us.

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