Lara Trump, President Trump’s daughter-in-law and senior adviser to his reelection marketing campaign, on Friday dismissed latest polls displaying Trump trailing a number of Democratic candidates, suggesting voters are reluctant to inform pollsters they assist the president.
“This is identical factor we noticed in 2016,” Trump mentioned throughout an look on Fox Information. “The polls have by no means precisely mirrored how individuals really feel about this president, particularly now. I feel persons are extra afraid now to voice their assist for President Trump than they have been when he was only a candidate in 2016.”
She didn’t elaborate on — and was not requested — why she thinks voters are scared of voicing their assist.
A Washington Publish-ABC Information survey launched this week confirmed Trump trailing 4 Democratic candidates in hypothetical general-election matchups: former vp Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.). In opposition to South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Trump was numerically behind, however the hole was throughout the vary of sampling error.
The hole towards Biden was the most important, with the previous vp main Trump 55 p.c to 40 p.c.
“We don’t put plenty of weight in these form of polls,” mentioned Lara Trump, the spouse of Eric Trump. She famous that the majority polls confirmed Democrat Hillary Clinton with a lead nationally earlier than the 2016 election.
President Trump has advised a extra nefarious purpose for polls displaying him trailing Democrats. In tweets after the Publish-ABC ballot was launched, he accused the media with out proof of placing out false polls “to construct up their Democrat companions.”
Throughout her Fox look, Lara Trump mentioned the Trump marketing campaign was not impressed by any of the 10 Democrats who appeared on the controversy stage in Houston on Tuesday night time.
“I actually didn’t see anybody that worries us on the Trump marketing campaign,” she mentioned.