I haven’t seen a ton of poll denialism this month but I saw a little this morning and was left wondering how true believers square his campaign itinerary with the “FAKE POLLS!” spin.
We all understand that candidates spend big money to produce high-quality internal polls so that they know where resources are most urgently needed. What are Trump’s internal numbers telling him to make him think that Georgia and Iowa, of all places, require some attention?
In fairness to him, Georgia wasn’t a blowout four years ago. He won it by five, which is comfortable-ish, but its reputation as a solid red state is overstated and it’s grown more overstated as the state has turned purpler since 2016. Remember that Stacey Abrams got within a whisper of becoming governor two years ago. It’s understandable that Trump would want to spend a little time there, which he’ll do in Macon this coming Friday, even if he expects to win it again. Biden’s a stronger candidate than Hillary and has much more money to spend so the defense of Georgia will need to be more active this time.