PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — For weeks, political pundits and media reports have suggested many of Donald Trump's supporters won't show up to vote. But on Saturday, turnout at Trump's rally in New Hampshire's second-oldest city belied such speculation.

Despite 30-degree weather, heavy snow and unplowed roads, hundreds of supporters traveled to a local Toyota dealership to see the Republican presidential front-runner speak.

Photo by Gabby Morrongiello/Washington Examiner
Photo by Gabby Morrongiello/Washington Examiner

"Here were are waiting to hear from Donald Trump, the man everybody said wouldn't make it through the summer," an organizer told the crowd. "Well, Mr. Trump is still standing, still rising and still screaming."

Trump took the stage minutes later and was quick to remark on the weather: "We're in the middle of the worst snowstorm. I've never seen snow like this in New York."

The leading GOP candidate, who holds the No. 2 spot in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, will head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., following his rally for the state's Tea Party Convention.