Joe Scarborough: Polls Show ‘How Horrific Things Have Gotten for Donald Trump’s Republican Party’
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough sounded the alarm for Republicans’ electoral chances yet again on Thursday. The Morning Joe host pointed to polling he said was ‘horrific’ for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party generally.
“You look at these numbers and I remember you [AP’s Jonathan Lemire] telling me some time ago that the Trump White House was so concerned about Michigan that they were wondering whether they were just going to have to move on and go elsewhere,” Scarborough said.
“Let me give you three states, numbers coming out of three states that really underline how devastating this is for the President right now and again, I put most of this back on his failed response to the pandemic and the continued wishful thinking.”
“Arizona,a state that the Trump campaign six months ago was confident they had in the bag. So confident they bragged about winning New Mexico as well. Donald Trump down seven points to Joe Biden in Arizona. Those numbers -from everything that I have heard, those numbers will solidify. Arizona is slipping out of his hands just like Michigan.”
“North Carolina, a state that Republicans have won every year except when Barack Obama won it in 2008. North Carolina plus seven. In North Carolina. Wait ’til we show you the Senate race in North Carolina, to show you just how horrific things have gotten for Donald Trump’s Republican Party.”
“And in the state, that if Tim russet were still with us, I suspect he would be talking Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin. But this one’s getting further and further apart. Joe Biden had a comfortable lead.”
“This CNBC poll has Joe Biden plus eight. And, I would ask you, as I have been asking you for the past two weeks, how Donald Trump can turn things around? How can he take a new tact on the pandemic, but we have him talking yesterday again about it magically going away.”
Lemire explained that Trump could make a comeback in the polls but state polling wasn’t looking good for him.
“There doesn’t seem to be any way for President Trump to reverse this slide,” Lemire said. “We’re four months away. We’re not gonna do that, of course. We’re gonna put the asterisk up. It’ early July. We saw how things changed dramatically in the final months and weeks of the 2016 race.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.