Pres. Trump was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News a couple of days ago about a released report of the president’s internal polling showing that he was losing to former VP and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
A Quinnipiac Poll was released showing Biden with a lead over Trump also. One thing these polls don’t factor in. Trump is supposed to officially start his re-election campaign next week which means a lot of voters haven’t even signed on yet, and any polling before is just being used for Democratic fund-raising.
Pres. Trump denied the idea that he was losing in 15 states, adding that his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, which he has spoken to, gave him different numbers, showing that he was in the lead.
Data from President Donald Trump’s first internal reelection campaign poll conducted in March, obtained exclusively by ABC News, showed him losing a matchup by wide margins to former Vice President Joe Biden in key battleground states.
Trump has repeatedly denied that such data exists.
The polling data showed a double-digit lead for Biden in Pennsylvania 55-39 and Wisconsin 51-41 and had Biden leading by seven points in Florida. In Texas, a Republican stronghold, the numbers showed the president only leading by two points.
ABC News did not obtain the poll’s early matchups against other candidates. [ABC News]
What I was shocked at was learning that the team knew about the numbers but have since claimed they were old and things are turning around. “Turning around?” “Huge swings?”
Pres. Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale told ABC News in a statement. “These leaked numbers are ancient, in campaign terms, from months-old polling that began in March before two major events had occurred: the release of the summary of the Mueller report exonerating the President, and the beginning of the Democrat candidates defining themselves with their far-left policy message. Since then, we have seen huge swings in the President’s favor across the 17 states we have polled, based on the policies now espoused by the Democrats. For example, the plan to provide free health care to illegal immigrants results in an 18-point swing toward President Trump.”
PARSCALE: “The President is correct that we have no current polls against defined Democrats – at all – that show him losing in any of the states we have tested. For example, the President leads in Florida by 8 points. He holds leads in all other states we have polled. Again, these months-old numbers are meaningless because they are pre-Mueller and pre-Democrat messaging, and should not be given any weight when discussing the current state of the race.”
Either way, the polls don’t mean anything. What matters is Americans getting to the ballot box and choosing to keep America moving forward or shift the nation in reverse and return to default part-time jobs and a government that wants to tell you what to do and when to do it.