President Donald Trump is affected by the steady dip in poll numbers and may drop out of the presidential race if numbers don’t improve, an insider at the Republican Party revealed to the media.
Fox News reported that Trump’s mood is “fragile” and may abandon his re-election bid if he has no chance of winning. Additionally, party members are reportedly worried about Trump’s abysmal polling numbers.
Latest tracker polls show that presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has an average lead of nine points over the incumbent.
Trump had also lost the support of older white voters, a sector the Republican Party had always leaned on. In 2016, they helped the President win, albeit with the narrowest of margins.
“It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” one anonymous GOP operative told Fox News.
Charles Gasparino, the Fox News reporter who broke the story, said he had spoken to “major players” in the GOP. One of them even described Trump’s mood as “fragile” as his chances of a second-term become increasingly dim.
All polling organizations reported that Trump is consistently behind. Moreover, American voters have shown high levels of disapproval over the president’s handling of the coronavirus and mass protests calling for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd.
Sorry to inform the Do Nothing Democrats, but I am getting VERY GOOD internal Polling Numbers. Just like 2016, the @nytimes Polls are Fake! The @FoxNews Polls are a JOKE! Do you think they will apologize to me & their subscribers AGAIN when I WIN? People want LAW, ORDER & SAFETY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh, for his part, dismissed reports that the president would consider dropping out as “the granddaddy of fake news”.
“Everyone knows that media polling has always been wrong about President Trump – they undersample Republicans and don’t screen for likely voters – in order to set false narratives,” he said.
“It won’t work. There was similar fretting in 2016 and if it had been accurate, Hillary Clinton would be in the White House right now,” Murtaugh concluded.