Biden had event down the street from Trump rally, only 30 people showed up
While polls still show Joe Biden leading among all Democratic candidates, it's hard to imagine that may actually be the case.
Stuffed in a small room with six tables, munching on several types of pizza, campaign members discussed Biden’s qualities with interested voters at the Portland Pie Co.The turnout? About 30 people. Meanwhile, thousands packed the Southern New Hampshire University Arena to hear President Donald Trump speak.
New Hampshire Organizing Director Peter Dougherty, 28, of Manchester, was getting the crowd fired up with chant's of "Go Joe!" breaking out.
"We are here because we are standing up to hate just down the road. This is our moment, our chance. We need to talk to people now about what (Joe Biden) can do."
Many of Biden's supporters were very enthusiastic about Biden and what he can accomplish. Among those was 66-year-old Ann Aernecke of Derry.
"He’s experienced, he knows the ropes, the rules in Washington, (and) he understands politics."
Manchester resident Rick Giberson, 67, said he has followed Biden’s political career, and noted that he "always tries to be the best he can for us." For Giberson, he's voting for Biden for simpler reasons.
"[Biden is] old-fashioned in a lot of ways, and he seems to be an honest person.”