They are showing up in droves to see Donald Trump – but who are they? In an effort to capture the remarkable Trump phenomenon - and the anti-establishment anger, and the racial and economic fears beneath it - CNN Politics reporters MJ Lee, Sara Murray, Jeremy Diamond, Noah Gray and Tal Kopan spoke with more than 150 people in 31 cities to produce a new in-depth report.
The voices - including supporters and opponents of Trump - that CNN reporters interviewed across the country over the past few months are captured and displayed in video and text form to provide a snapshot of a political movement unprecedented in modern politics.
They reflect some of the loudest and most passionate defenders of Trump. Many people CNN interviewed were not turned off by Trump's provocative remarks — but inclined to agree with his statements and his unvarnished approach to self-expression.
But there are also other factors feeding the enthusiasm: the belief that Americans are unsafe, and he will protect them; an appreciation for the simple good vs. evil worldview he presents; an admiration of his celebrity status and business background. And, above all, a faith that he will restore an America they feel has been lost to them, and dream of experiencing again.