Earlier today, Hillary Clinton appeared at a campaign event at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa and retweeted this photo of the “standing room only” crowd to her 5 million-plus followers:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 29, 2016
— rebecca lipson (@rebeccalipson) January 29, 2016
Oh really? Let’s look at the crowd from a few different angles. This is hardly “standing room only”:
— Dan Sheridan (@PhotogDan6abc) January 29, 2016
— Jennifer Ulie-Wells (@JenniferWells23) January 29, 2016
Pollster Frank Luntz even commented on the tiny crowd, saying it looked “barely bigger than the press pool”:
Iowa not looking good for Hillary.
Her crowd barely looks bigger than the press pool. (Bernie events get thousands) pic.twitter.com/XGELM7VZeK
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 29, 2016
And it turns out Bernie Sanders will be speaking in the same exact arena on Sunday January 31. Any bets on how big his crowd will look in comparison?