Trump in ‘stronger position than he was in 2016’ in battleground states: Rep. McCarthy
“I believe the president is in a very strong position in Texas, in Georgia, in Ohio, in Florida, in North Carolina,” The California Republican congressman told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “I think it really comes down to if you look at where Pennsylvania is and Arizona, if the president’s able to pick those up, that’s 280 electorates. He only needs 270. We could not have Michigan, but we are very close in Michigan.”
“This is going to be a close race,” McCarthy said. “Two years ago, there was 8.8 million people who voted in 2016 who did not vote in 2018, and that gave the power to Nancy Pelosi and the House. Had they voted like they did in 2016, the Republicans would still have control of the House, and we would not have Nancy Pelosi as speaker.”
McCarthy said the crowds at Trump’s ralles “are the best polls that you can find.”
“I went to 33 cities just last month, and some of that was with the president in different parts of the country from Miami to Arizona, and I just see the enthusiasm, and that’s what we’re not seeing on the Biden side,” McCarthy said.