Trump tells supporters to go vote despite his leads in polls

Former President Trump encouraged his supporters to “go out and vote” despite his leads in current polls at an event in Iowa Wednesday.

The former president noted his leads in polls over fellow republican candidates including former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) before emphasizing the need to vote to his supporters due to the margin of victory’s importance.

“I have to say this, we are leading by a lot, but you have to go out and vote,” Trump said at the event in Coralville, Iowa. 

A recent NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of Iowa Republicans likely to attend the Jan. 15 caucuses found that 51 percent of the respondents listed Trump as their first choice, followed by DeSantis at 19 percent and Haley at 16 percent. 

“[T]he margin of victory is very important,” the former president continued. “It’s just very important, even for foreign countries watching, but it’s very important. That margin of victory is so, so powerful.”

Trump knocked Haley over her polling in a Truth Social post on Monday, linking to the NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll in the post, appearing to try and bolster his point.

“Where’s the Nikki Surge?” Trump wrote. “I hear about it from the Fake News Media, but don’t see it in the Polls, or on the Ground.”

“In any event, I hope she and DeSanctimonious are doing well, and continue the same ‘Surge’ as they’ve had for the past eight weeks!” the former president added.

Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *