UPDATE: In light of newly-released audio Friday showing Republican nominee Donald Trump bragging about groping women, several Republicans—including the chair of the national College Republicans organization—have withdrawn their endorsements. The Chronicle followed up with the people mentioned in this article to see if they still maintain their support. Berger, Ferlauto, Siegel and Sridhar all declined to comment. Hough explained in an email that he thought both Trump's and Bill Clinton's attitudes toward women are products of their generation so he was not surprised by Trump's comments. Hough added that he will probably not vote.First-year Mitchell Siegel is a typical Duke student in many ways. He’s from New York, lives in Giles residence hall and is interested in politics. But unlike most politically-engaged Duke students, Siegel isn’t a Democrat or moderate Republican upset with the current campaign. Instead, he’s a Donald Trump supporter.The Long Island native says that although he was a cautious supporter at first and still thinks some of Trump’s rhetoric is “ill-advised,” he believes the Republican nominee is the strongest candidate on the issues he cares about most—the economy, immigration and national security. He added that he “leans left” on certain social issues but thinks they are ultimately up to states to legislate. “The first reaction I get is, ‘You support Trump? How?,’” said Siegel, who explained that he has been vocal about his support on campus. “I give them reasons, and then they respect it.”He said he’s had many conversations with students in his dorm about his support and added that although most disagree with his positions, they are willing to have a conversation and hear his views.“My whole goal is to make it known that being a young conservative or a young Trump supporter is not a crime,” Siegel said. “It’s legitimate to be a Republican.” And he said he’s not alone. Siegel described “a silent crowd” of Trump supporters at Duke, but noted few are willing to go public with their support.“This is the most left-leaning place I’ve ever seen in my life, to be honest. But it doesn’t faze me. I’m willing to openly come out,” Siegel said. “Not all people who support Trump are bad. That’s a stereotype I’ve seen not just on college campuses, but everywhere. There are good people who support him.”Towerview spoke to four student Trump supporters, including Siegel, and one Trump-supporting professor to examine what it is like to be part of this “silent crowd” on a predominantly Democratic campus.The democratic Duke bubbleSiegel may have been right that a crowd of Trump supporters exists at Duke, and if it exists, he is right that it is—largely—silent.Polling website RealClearPolitics shows Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton deadlocked in North Carolina, with Trump beating Clinton by less than one percent as of Sept. 27. If the race were held on Duke’s campus, however, it would be less of a nail-biter and more of a landslide.During an anonymous and unscientific poll of 110 students in West Union last week, 85 students said they would vote for Clinton, seven said they would not vote, 10 said they were not sure who they would vote for, six said they would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and two said they would “probably” vote for Trump—adding that they would rather not talk more about it. That would put Trump’s support, at less than 2 percent among Duke students.Even the Duke College Republicans have “abstained” from endorsing Trump.