WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is ahead of the “motley team” of Democrats hoping to beat him in the 2020 election, despite the leak of poll results that showed that trump is far behind the leading Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Only fake polls show that we are behind a motley team, – Trump wrote on Twitter. – We are showing excellent results, but it is too early to focus on this. There’s a lot of work to do! Let’s make America great again!”
According to American media, Trump is extremely outraged that, according to surveys conducted by his own campaign headquarters, he lags behind Biden in a number of key States that can determine the outcome of the elections on November 3, 2020.
According to internal polls conducted in March, Biden, currently, the leader among 23 democratic candidates, is ahead of Trump by 16 percent in Pennsylvania, 10 percent in Wisconsin and 7 percent in Florida. In 2016, trump beat democratic rival Hillary Clinton in all three States. To be re-elected, he will most likely need to win there again.
Campaign Manager of Trump Brad Parscale confirmed the results of the polls, but called them obsolete, and “by the standards of election campaigns just ancient.”
To minimize the risk of further leaks, the campaign headquarters has stopped cooperating with three of the five public opinion services that conduct surveys for it.
Independent polls also show that the American leader lags behind hypothetical opponents 17 months before the election.
Trump announced his intention to run for a second term on the day of his inauguration in 2017, but the official launch of his election campaign will be held on Tuesday evening in Orlando, Florida. It is expected that 20,000 supporters will gather at the basketball stadium, and many will watch the broadcast on television.