June 22, 2019
Brad Parscale, campaign manager for President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, said the president would win a second term in an “electoral landslide” if the election were to be held today and that Trump would win three states won by Clinton in 2016.
Speaking to CBS News, Parscale said Trump would win Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada if the election were to take place this week.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada. Despite winning Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina which have been reliable Republican states, President Trump may have a difficult time securing those states due to a proportionate rise of black and Hispanic voters.
Parscale said that Minnesota, a state Trump lost by 1.5 points in the 2016 election, is “right there at the margin of error.”
“I think that’s a state we have to fight for,” said Parscale.
President Trump currently trails Democratic frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden in many crucial swing states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, three states that the president barely won in 2016 and have been crucial points for his victory.
Speaking at the Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum earlier this week, Biden said, “If I’m your nominee, winning Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, believe it or not, and I believe we can win Texas and Florida if you look at the polling data now.”
In response to Biden’s comments, Parscale said, “I don’t think we’re losing any of those states.”
“I actually believe in more digital, the kind of AI technology that we use,” Parscale said. “I don’t believe in traditional, head-to-head polling.”
Internal polling leaked from the Trump campaign earlier this month showed the president trailing behind Biden in a number of crucial swing states.
– MK. II