More Nevada Republicans have preregistered for Tuesday evening's GOP caucuses than turned out in the state's 2012 contest.
BREAKING: Huge news for NV caucus. GOP official confirms that 37,000 have pre-registered. That's bigger than overall turnout in 2012!— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) February 23, 2016
Overall turnout could now be as high as 75K, one GOP insider believes. That's the good news. Bad news: Even longer to count?— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) February 23, 2016
While not all those who preregister will show up at a caucus, the news bolsters predictions for a high turnout. That would likely boost the fortunes of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: I was 'psyched to terminate' NAFTA Trump: 'Major, major' conflict with North Korea possible Cohn: People 'wasting time' calling for Trump's tax returns MORE, who is relying on a coalition that largely includes first-time caucusgoers.
While Trump currently leads the polls in Nevada, the state is notoriously difficult to survey due, in part, to its unreliable turnout.