Some Dems “Wet The Bed” Over Clinton Drop In The Latest Polls Others Just Freak-Out
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week showed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee up 42 percent to 39 percent in swing-state Florida. Clinton had an 8-point lead in Quinnipiac’s poll of the state last month. The same survey showed Trump ahead 2 points in Pennsylvania, another big swing state, and tied in Ohio. The three states have been pivotal in the last four presidential elections.
A senior Senate Democratic aide acknowledged that senators have raised concerns about the closeness of the polls. “We wouldn’t be Democrats if there weren’t a few bed-wetters,” the aide said.
“Some people were freaked out, they were looking down at the polls on Real Clear Politics and asking why it was so close,” said a Democratic senator who attended the meeting, referring to a website lawmakers were checking out on their personal devices Clinton’s response?
“She said there are other issues. People are unhappy and they don’t trust institutions,” the senator explained.
A second Democratic source in the meeting confirmed there was “a mention of the Florida poll.” The source emphasized that no one suggested that Clinton wasn’t running a strong race or questioned her performance. Instead, it was an acknowledgement that the presidential race will be very close even though many Washington-based strategists and pundits across the ideological spectrum question Trump’s seriousness as a candidate.