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Positive polls don’t surprise Trump
By: CNN’s Kevin Liptak
– Donald Trump hasn’t announced a run for president yet, but the businessman-turned-television host isn’t surprised by some positive new poll numbers.
Trump explained on his YouTube channel Wednesday that a potential matchup showing him virtually tied with President Barack Obama came as no shock.
“There’s been a lot of talk about a poll that came out last night,” Trump said in the video. “The fact is I’m not campaigning, and I’ll make a decision sometime in June. But I’m not that surprised.”
Trump was referring to a Newsweek/Daily Beast poll that released yesterday. In the hypothetical matchup, Obama beat Trump by only two percentage points, 43 to 41. In the video, Trump incorrectly refers to the poll as sponsored by CNN.
“The poll came out, and we’re in a virtual tie and I haven’t campaigned,” Trump said. “I’m not really, despite that, that surprised, because it’s a message of common sense. We can have a great country again, the problem is we don’t have the right leadership. We don’t have the right leaders. We don’t have people that have any semblance of negotiation.”
Trump said in his video that running for president would be a reflection of his patriotism.
“I love this country,” he said. “This country is doing very poorly. We’re like a whipping post for the world. I love this country,and I want to make it great again.”
When responding to a viewer question about the union protests in Wisconsin, Trump tried to appeal to both sides.
“I’ve had great relationships with the unions over the years,” he said. “But at the same time I fully understand the governor of Wisconsin, what he’s trying to do. He’s trying to fix a very, very serious problem.”