About polling in general, Trump said: “I spoke to one of the pollsters, who I don’t know. He said, ‘You know, Mr. Trump, if you ever announce that you’re running, your poll numbers are going to go way up. … They think you’re just having a good time, and they think you’re P.T. Barnum,’ he said. ‘And they don’t want to waste their polling vote on you.'”…

Can the billionaire overcome the skepticism? Political analyst Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia is doubtful.

“He would need a less arrogant, boastful personality and a different political history with far less party and issue flip-flopping,” he said. “To the best of my knowledge, neither is possible with current technology.”