He who must not be named when Quinnipiac calls
From Vanity Fair:
TRUMP ARGUES POLLS ARE INACCURATE BECAUSE HIS SUPPORTERS ARE “EMBARRASSED”As of this writing, chief Trump surrogate Bellatrix Lestrange was not available for comment:
Even Trump’s supporters don’t want to admit they like Trump.
BY TINA NGUYEN
JUNE 17, 2016 4:35 PM
For many Democrats, the only interaction they have with actual Donald Trump supporters is via Facebook, where their long-lost middle school acquaintance cannot stop posting Breitbart articles about Hillary Clinton’s manifold lies. Several recent polls would back this observation as well: surveys show as few as a third of Americans actually back Trump. But the presumptive G.O.P. has a theory as to why the polls underestimate his true strength: his great “silent minority” is staying quiet, he suggested Thursday, out of embarrassment.
While polls show Clinton cruising toward a landslide, Trump has insisted that pollsters have it wrong and that everyone loves him—they just don’t want to admit it. “When I poll, I do fine, but when I run I do much better,” he said during a rally on Thursday. “In other words, people say I’m not going to say who I’m voting for, don’t be embarrassed, I’m not going to say who I’m voting for and then they get it and I do much better, it’s like an amazing effect.”