Donald Trump surging in private polls as Democrats ‘off base’ with regular voters
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The Sunday Express has partnered with the Washington based Democracy Institute to produce a monthly snapshot of popular support in the presidential race against the Democrats’ Joe Biden.
The latest survey published last week put President Trump three points ahead overall on 48 points to 45, but seven points ahead in key swing states on 49 to 42.
The poll was Tweeted out by Mr Trump with the comment: “Moving along nicely. MAGA [make America great again].”
While the majority of polls have instead given Mr Biden a comfortable lead, sources from the Republican campaign team have reached out to the Sunday Express and Democracy Institute to say their results in private polling are similar.
Patrick Basham, the Director of the Democracy Institute, said: “One of Trump’s pollsters reached out to tell me their numbers match up well with mine.”
A White House source told the Sunday Express that the assessment that the Black Lives Matter controversy in the US which has seen widespread rioting and looting from so-called activists has played into the President’s hands on a law and order theme.
The source said: “The small minority keeps on this BLM issue but the rest of America wants peace and calm, safety and security and to go back to normal – school, church, work, dining out and workouts.
“Democrats don’t talk to regular people so don’t even know how off base they are.”
Mr Basham also explained that he believes the difference between his results and other polls is what type of voter they are asking.
He said: “As the media polls move from using registered voters to only likely voters (as DI does), I expect the gap between the respective polls to close somewhat.”
The DI has also been considering the so-called shy vote with many Trump supporters admitting they are reluctant to tell people how they plan to vote.
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