Report: Trump’s Own Campaign Polling Shows Him Trailing Far Behind Biden
According to The New York Times, President Donald Trump’s own campaign polling reveals that former Vice President Joe Biden has a healthy lead over Trump as the November election draws near.
The Times cited unnamed sources briefed on the figures in reporting that Trump 2020 campaign polling shows the president’s numbers taking a plunge.
Public polls have found the same, with some finding that the president trails Biden by double digits.
The newspaper cited “a Monmouth University poll published on Wednesday that showed Mr. Biden ahead by 11 percentage points.”
The Trump campaign reportedly has become concerned over Trump’s numbers in Ohio, Iowa and Arizona, where it cumulatively spent about $1.7 million on advertising over the past few weeks.
All three were states Trump carried easily over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh told The Times in a statement that the race remains highly competitive, writing: “Our internal data consistently shows the president running strong against a defined Joe Biden in all of our key states.”
However, Trump has expressed concern that his campaign is under-prepared for the election fight, The Times reported.