This is loopy: "Donald Trump Hires Pollster for New York" (John McLaughlin)
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 9, 2016
Can any supporters of Donald Trump explain why he would hire John McLaughlin, Eric Cantor’s former pollster? You know, the guy who didn’t see Cantor’s brutal 11-point loss to Dave Brat in the 2014 primary:
Trump, focused on winning NY, hires John McLaughlin to poll the state https://t.co/0SpY5cffKa
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 9, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) June 9, 2016
The Hill reports that Republicans have even warned against hiring McLaughlin after the Cantor debacle:
In June 2014, Republicans warned candidates against hiring McLaughlin, who incorrectly predicted that former House Republican Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was ahead by a large margin shortly before his stunning primary loss.
Back then, McLaughlin had said before the primary that Cantor was up by 34 points:
John McLaughlin, @realDonaldTrump’s new NY pollster, had Eric Cantor up 34 points a few weeks before he lost his primary to David Brat.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 9, 2016
A baffling choice, to say the least:
— C (@IStateYourName_) June 9, 2016
The guy who told Cantor repeatedly that he wasn't in trouble? https://t.co/1T5hnqjHTr
— Beer Me, Blazer (@FuturePres_) June 9, 2016
He's like conservative, guys! https://t.co/N4VjXazDLJ
— Julia Porterfield (@JK_Porterfield) June 9, 2016
Uh, wasn't he shocked when Cantor lost his seat? https://t.co/Zg4mtJS2nN
— Tommy #Help4Jacob (@tommyhubb) June 9, 2016
As for Trump’s chances in New York, recent history is against him:
Donald Trump hired pollster John McLaughlin to focus exclusively on NY. Trump very much wants to win home state. GOP last won NY in 1984.
— Politics1.com (@Politics1com) June 9, 2016
McLaughlin will be the second pollster hired by the Trump campaign, joining Tony Fabrizio who was brought on in May:
Donald Trump hires pollster Tony Fabrizio, of Rick Scott's campaigns | Post On Politics – Palm Beach Post https://t.co/PAWdueMbje
— Rick Scott (@RickScottUpdate) May 18, 2016
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