ODD: Trump just reportedly hired the pollster who missed one of the greatest upsets in Congressional history

Posted at 10:39 am on June 09, 2016 by Greg P.

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:

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:

A baffling choice, to say the least:


As for Trump’s chances in New York, recent history is against him:


McLaughlin will be the second pollster hired by the Trump campaign, joining  Tony Fabrizio who was brought on in May: