Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Team Trump dumps pollsters after persistent low numbers

Team Trump dumps pollsters after persistent low numbers

The existence of the 17-state survey was first reported by media weeks ago but NBC News was the first with detailed data taken from the internal surveys that proved Trump losing in a number of states. Also beating Trump in the poll were Senators Elizabeth Warren (43%-41%) and Kamala Harris (42%-41%), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (41%-40%) of South Bend, Indiana.

Michael Baselice, the president and CEO of Baselice & Associates Inc., is one of the pollsters the Trump campaign has let go, a Republican familiar with the matter told CNN.

Trump is set to officially launch his campaign for re-election in 2020 during a Tuesday rally in Orlando, Florida.

Still, the Fox poll, conducted June 9 to June 12, was welcomed by Democrats eager to chip away at Trump's popularity, particularly in battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The president's campaign had recently dismissed leaked data from its own pollsters showing Biden with double-digit leads in some critically important states, including Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - three states Trump won in 2016.

But Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, later confirmed that the results were indeed from a poll conducted by the campaign in March, and on Friday, ABC News published the results. The President's new polling is extraordinary and his numbers have never been better'. The campaign has now done the only logical thing: it has fired that polling company.

Trump denied this week that such polls exist, but now a campaign source says certain internal pollsters are getting the ax.


Trump's pollsters found that between March 13 and March 28, POTUS lacked in Virginia by 17 points, Minnesota by 14 points, ME by 15 points and in MI by 13 points. "When Democratic voters are asked which candidate they are considering supporting and allowed to choose as many candidates as they want, Biden still leads with 55 percent, but Warren is closer behind, with 49 percent saying they are considering supporting her".

The move comes after NBC News obtained new details from a March internal poll that found Trump trailing Biden in 11 key states.

Elizabeth Warren has been steadily rising in the polls, while Sanders' support has slipped.

Mr Sanders has acknowledged that "polls go up and polls go down" but insisted that the survey showed he was the strongest candidate to defeat President Trump.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders - the original "Democratic socialist" - is plummeting in the polls, giving rise to a new leader in early primary states, Sen.

But Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the fiery 29-year-old New Yorker who has emerged as a heroine to young voters and progressives, suggested yesterday that Democrats could be in trouble if they fail to nominate an energizing candidate with working-class appeal. We're winning in Texas very big.

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