Trump Supporters Love a Smackdown: They’re Twice as Likely to Be WWE, MMA Fans

A Twitter analysis finds that the GOP frontrunner’s backers are big followers of boxing and other violent sports

Last Updated: March 31, 2016 @ 3:29 PM

With outbreaks of violence at Trump rallies and his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski being charged with battery, the people over at Demographics Pro turned their analytical spotlight on Trump’s 7.34 million Twitter followers with one very important question in mind: Do Trump supporters have a tendency to enjoy violent sports?

After crunching the numbers, the correlation became clear. Trump‘s Twitter followers are 2.8 times more likely than the Twitter average to be interested in MMA, boxing or professional wrestling.

Trump’s followers are such fans of violent sports, in fact, that they’re more than twice as likely to watch the events as followers of Ted Cruz.

Do Trump supporters have a tendency to enjoy violent sports?

Graphic: Demographics Pro

Demographics pro had some other notable findings. Since launching his campaign, Trump has seen a 7.2 percent decline in female followers, from 42.5 percent to 35.3 percent.

And here’s another statistic: Trump’s white followers jumped from 87.3 percent before his campaign to 90.1 percent after he started running for president.

The more you know … cue catchy tune, rainbow and shooting star.