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Rep. Duffy: If Polls Were Right, Hillary Would Have Won

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By    |   Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:36 PM

Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., Tuesday encouraged stepping back and reconsidering polls giving President Donald Trump low numbers, as polls are not always believable.

"If we believe polls, we would have Hillary Clinton getting 300 electoral votes and she would be president of the United States," Duffy told CNN's "New Day."

Duffy said, though, the negative news stories about Trump have been relentless.

"The president has been a steady stream of leaks that have come from the deep state, from the West Wing itself," Duffy said. "He's had a lot of negative stories that have come from the media, and it's been relentless. I tell you, the guy has a backbone of steel, and where he's at is a testament to how strong he is."

Duffy also said Trump's base has not left him.

"I had a cutout of Donald Trump in our Republican booth," the congressman said of a recent appearance. "I had streams of people wanting to take pictures with the cutout. I've been in that booth for years. I've never seen as much activity and excitement as I saw this weekend."

The excitement still exists in the states where Trump won, but there must be some wins happening, he continued.

"We cannot have tax reform done," Duffy said. "We have to get the big items across the finish line. That is less about Trump and more about the Congress.

". . . I would tell you the people I see would say Donald Trump cares more about me, my family and my job and policies that affect me than any president I can remember. That's why he's done so well with the Rust Belt, with the average income American who is fighting to have a shot at the American dream. They still feel like Donald Trump is still looking out for them."

The Republican National Committee has already raised twice as much money as President Barack Obama did in his first six months, Duffy continued, with the money coming in through small-dollar contributions.

"Usually Republicans don't get small dollar contributions," he said. "It's interesting to see how excited the small dollar contributor is."

Meanwhile, tax reform has gotten more challenging since Obamacare was not passed, Duffy said, but he spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a few days ago, and "he hopes we get it done by deer-hunting season. In Wisconsin, that means by Thanksgiving."

Duffy said he thinks Congress is in a good place to get tax reform done, and if that happens, the economy will "boom," as Trump promised.

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Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., encouraged stepping back and reconsidering polls giving President Donald Trump low numbers, as polls are not always believable.
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