Not only is Donald Trump leading in EVERY SINGLE POLL he’s also winning on campaign financial efficiency. CNN estimates the Trump campaign has spent approximately $5.6 million total since June, yet 74,000 supporters have given him over $3.8 million to offset the costs.
To offer a comparison – the number two candidate, Ben Carson, has spent almost three times as much as Donald Trump at over $14 million.
Meanwhile Team Jeb Bush has burned through fifteen times Trump’s amount, carries a staff over 100 strong, burns $20+ million a month, and has purchased 60% of all commercial air-time ads in New Hampshire… only to see his polling/approval get worse.
SPLODEY HEAD – GOP front-runner Donald Trump has promised to pay for his presidential campaign out of his own pockets, but the billionaire is getting off cheap, spending just $100,000 of his own money in the most recent fundraising period, according to his campaign.
Boosted by more network TV coverage than any other candidate, Trump has been able to sit back and let his campaign largely take care of itself.
The billionaire’s campaign says it raised $3.8 million from the general public between July 1 and Sept. 30 and finished the quarter with $255,000 cash on hand.
But Trump’s cash on hand figure is largely meaningless, as the reality TV celebrity, with a fortune estimated by Forbes to be more than $4 billion, can pay for as much media as he decides he needs.
Trump’s campaign says he has not needed to dip much into that fortune.
“Mr. Trump made a contribution of $100,779 during this quarter and has personally spent $1,909,576 since launching his campaign,” the Trump campaign said in an email press release.
[…] The Trump campaign press release boasted on Thursday: “Mr. Trump is self-funding his campaign; however there were 73,942 unsolicited donations during this time period with an average contribution of $50.46. (link)