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Paul: We’ve Overblown Polls Into Trumpmania — I Don’t Think He’s Going To Win


Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) decried the media and said it has “overblown” polls into “Trumpmania.”

Host Jake Tapper said, “Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just said that the size of the Republican field is one of the reasons that Trump has been able to stay in the lead because so much of the non-trump voters are divided among a dozen or so candidates. And he said that candidates should follow his lead and drop out. Our latest Iowa poll has you at 3 percent and 2 percent in New Hampshire. I think he’s talking about you.”

Paul answered,  “Yeah. I think the polls have been so inaccurate that it’d be a mistake to base anything on the polls. In my state of Kentucky a week before the election they said the Republican was down five points and he won by eight points. Off 13 points in the week before the election. I think in fact we’ve gone too far the other way of really basing election coverage and everything else on polls. We’ve gone into this Trumpmania. I don’t think he’s going to win. I think really that we have overblown these polls. In reality, many of the people in these polls are not voters.”

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