Donald Trump said on Thursday that he believes he will win the New Hampshire primary, but sounded less certain that his supporters would come out to vote for him.
"I think we're gonna do well, and we'll see what happens," Trump said on New Hampshire Today. "I mean, you never know. I mean, do people come out? Do they vote?"
Trump, whose campaign operation has been criticized for failing to turn out voters in Iowa, added that he thinks people will come out to vote for him in New Hampshire.
"And I think they will in this case," he said. "You know the crowds I've been getting up there. They're the best crowds by far, the biggest by far. You know, those people, there's such love in the room, they want the country fixed. And we'll fix it."
Trump also said that he thinks "a win is a win," regardless of the margin of victory.
"A win is a win," he said. "I mean, frankly, I think you want to win. I think we have a nice margin, a great relationship up in New Hampshire."
Prior to the Iowa caucuses, where Trump's lead in the polls was much narrower than his lead in New Hampshire, the Trump campaign did not seek to downplay expectations. Trump finished second in the state.
"I'd love to have the opportunity to tell you today that we could leave Iowa with a second place or third place and be happy," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on the day of the caucuses, before Trump's second-place finish. "Mr. Trump doesn't want to be a second place finisher, he wants to win, I want to win."
Christopher Massie is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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