Political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV
Thursday that "there's an outsider trend sweeping in the United States that's sweeping through both party primaries" — and that's benefiting such candidates as Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders.
"That's why Sanders is closing in on Hillary," Morris said, referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview with "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman. "It's why Trump now, for a long time, has led the Republican field, now getting a third of the vote, 32 percent."
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"Carson, another outsider is at 19," Morris added. "Together, they account for over half of the Republican primary vote."
The remaining 15 GOP candidates, in total, "are less than half."
"There's a real outsider trend, a populist trend going on that is sweeping through both party primaries."
Morris is the co-author of The New York Times best-selling book, "Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation."
This trend is even prevalent among women voters, especially since Trump is now up 13 points with the group in recent polls.
"It shows that women voters are not primarily voting necessarily as women voters any more than Latino voters are voting as Latino voters," Morris told Bachman. "People have asked me when will Republicans carry the Latino vote and I said just as soon as they stop calling it that."
He noted that "51 percent of American female voters have an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton."
This could cause more problems for her campaign, Morris said.
"Hillary always likes to hide behind the generic. It isn't a criticism of her, it's a criticism of working women. She isn't running, she's the first woman candidate running."
"There's always an effort to hide behind the generic that she represents — and that way she can't be criticized," Morris continued. "If all of her positives are falling away, and the only thing she's got is her gender, that's not enough to get elected president."
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