As the overwhelming majority of national and battleground-state polls show presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a substantial lead over Donald Trump, a number of prominent Republicans are beginning to express concern.
Among those warning that the president could lose his re-election bid is former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who discussed the campaign during a recent private event.
In addition to asserting that Trump is on pace to lose his home state of Wisconsin, Paul noted a number of other troubling battleground-state trends.
He said Arizona is “presently trending against us,” as are other states vital for the president to follow the president’s narrow path to victory in November.
Unless something changes, Paul warned that “he cannot win states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.”
Of course, the Trump team is downplaying negative polls as well as Ryan’s concerns.
A statement from campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh called Biden a “weak candidate,” predicting that Trump “will be re-elected.”
As for the president, he once again dismissed polls as “fake” in a recent interview, but would not commit to accepting the results of the election if the results reveal a Biden win.