Pay no attention to the polling data. Winning is an attitude. A temperament, if you will.
That mentality at least partially explains the Republican presidential nominee’s comments to Maria Bartiromo in an interview on Fox Business Tuesday morning, when ― apparently citing internal polling data ― he said his campaign has been “winning” and pledged not to change anything.
“We have some good — we actually [have] some very good polling information,” Trump told Bartiromo, in response to a question about how he might alter his tactics to erase a sizable polling deficit.
“I certainly don’t think it is appropriate to start changing all of a sudden when you have been winning,” he continued. “I mean, I’ve beat many people and now we are down to one, and we will see how it works out but I think it is going to work out well.”
Post-convention data shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead in a number of national polls, as Trump committed a series of gaffes last week, then doubled down on some of them. HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates publicly available polling data, shows Clinton leading by more than 8.5 percentage points.
Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist