Trump Campaign Adviser: Trump Came Back from Double Digit Poll Deficit in 2016

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Former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller waits for the departure of US President Donald Trump on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on June 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to the Camp David presidential retreat where he was due to spend the weekend. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller waits for the departure of US President Donald Trump on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on June 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – Trump Campaign Senior Adviser Jason Miller, reacting to news that national polls currently show the president 14 points behind former Vice President Joe Biden, said President Donald Trump came back from a double digit deficit before in 2016.

Miller told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that the polls could be inaccurate because pollsters may not be asking the right people.

 “Even before this diagnosis, the president was behind, and there’s a new poll from ‘The Wall Street Journal’ and NBC News out today showing that Joe Biden is leading 53-39, a 14-point lead. How can you come back from that kind of a deficit?” Stephanopolous asked.

“Well, we did it in 2016 because, number one, a lot of times these polls are inaccurate. I remember an ABC/Washington Post poll that came out just a week or week and a half before the election in 2016 that said that we were down double digits, and now President Trump is in the White House,” Miller said.

“So clearly these polls, these national polls, sometimes are inaccurate, or they’re not sampling the right people, or they’re not getting the right spreads,” he said.

“As we look at the battleground states, what you need to get to 270, we feel very good about our positioning. In particular, I think our strength out west, both with Arizona and Nevada, is looking very good. In Florida, we continue to look good. The numbers are — our lead is growing, as we see, in North Carolina and Georgia, from internal numbers,” Miller said.

“Pennsylvania’s going to be tight. Michigan’s going to be tight. The whole upper Midwest is what this thing could come down to,” he added.

“And so we’re launching this week, while President Trump is on the recovery, Operation MAGA, both with the vice president, the first family, dozens of our key supporters and our surrogates. We’re going to be fanning out all over the country following the vice president’s debate on Wednesday, also combined with a number of virtual events. We’re going to have our first big kickoff virtual event Monday night,” Miller said.

“So the president was excited to hear this Operation MAGA that we’re going to get everyone around the country and really pick up the banner and campaign until he can get back out there himself,” he concluded.



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