One of the reliable measures to evaluate how a presidential hopeful receives support from the public is to look at the crowds joining their campaign rallies.
In their latest rallies, both incumbent President Donald Trump and his Democratic top rival Joe Biden attracted a lot of attendees. But whose crowd is larger?
Biden held his latest rally in Laconia and New Castle, New Hampshire, on Sept. 6. On Twitter, he showed some pictures taken at the event, one of which shows a crowd of his backers gathered at a large room to listen to him.
In his message accompanying the photos, he wrote, “Thank you to everyone who joined us in Laconia and New Castle. As I discussed this evening, we’ve got to do everything in our power to end this gun violence epidemic. That starts with passing universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Laconia and New Castle. As I discussed this evening, we’ve got to do everything in our power to end this gun violence epidemic. That starts with passing universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. pic.twitter.com/4MR5KuQrDd
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 7, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump held a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Monday, Sept. 9. Those pictures he shared on Twitter show thousands of supporters packing the Expo Center where he hosted the re-election campaign event.
According to the Fayetteville Observer, there were about 5,500 people on the inside, which was the venue’s maximum capacity.
A picture shows many people had to stay outside the packed venue and watch in an overflow area.
President Trump also used the chance to campaign for Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy before a special election to be held on Sept. 10.
The president kept his rally schedule unchanged despite Hurricane Dorian which was brushing the coast of North Carolina several days ago.