NEWS17 June 2019

Trump reportedly cuts ties with pollsters

News North America Public Sector

US – Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is parting ways with some of its own pollsters after a leaked internal poll showed the president behind the Democratic Party in several key states.

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The polling was reported on by the New York Times and other media outlets weeks ago, although specific numbers were not cited. ABC obtained the results of the poll, conducted in March, publishing the data on Friday.

The New York Times reported last week that Trump’s internal polling showed him lagging Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in states he needs to win, but the president disputed the article. On 12th June, he told reporters in the Oval Office: “We are winning in every single state that we’ve polled. We’re winning in Texas very big. We’re winning in Ohio very big. We’re winning in Florida very big. They were fake polls that were put out by the corrupt media.”

According to the New York Times, a senior advisor said the campaign would cut ties with the Polling Company – the former firm of White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway – as well as Adam Geller and Michael Baselice. The campaign will continue to work with its two other pollsters.

Trump’s re-election bid is due to formally begin tomorrow ( 18th June) with a rally in Orlando, Florida.