US filmmaker Michael Moore warns Trump will win relection

2020-08-31 17:35:21
US filmmaker Michael Moore warns Trump will win relection

American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has warned Democrats that President Donald Trump has massive momentum in some battleground states, saying enthusiasm for Trump among Republicans is "OFF THE CHARTS" compared with his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Moore, creator of “Farenheit 9/11” and other award-winning documentaries, posted his prediction on his Facebook page on Friday. In 2016, Moore successfully predicted Trump would win, when all the big US polls predicted Hillary Clinton would defeat Trump.

Moore pointed to polling in battleground states such as Minnesota and Michigan in making the case that Trump was running alongside or ahead of Biden in key areas, setting himself up for another potential upset in November.

"Are you ready for a Trump victory? Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again? Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you’ve placed in the DNC [Democratic National Committee] to pull this off?" Moore wrote.

"I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much," he added. "Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump. YOU have to get rid of Trump. WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote. ACT NOW!"

CNN released a national poll earlier this month that did find Biden's lead over Trump had narrowed compared with the previous month, with Biden leading Trump by 4 points, 50 percent to 46 percent.

Overall, Biden's lead has shrunk to just 3 points in six major battleground states, according to the RealClearPolitics index of polls. In late June, Biden's lead was 6.7 points in May.

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