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Sunday, 30 August 2020

Michael Moore says Donald Trump is on course to win in November because 'enthusiasm in his base is off the charts' - as new poll shows the president's popularity rising in swing states

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has warned Democrats that they seem to be engaging in the same election-losing mistakes they did in 2016, after new polls show President Trump's popularity among swing state voters is on the rise. 
Back in 2016, Moore was one of a handful of political activists who had predicted that Trump would defeat Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton at the polls. 
And in a Facebook post Friday, Moore said it is starting to look like Trump could pull off another win, as he urged people to register to vote.    
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) warned that President Trump could win the election again as a new poll showed that his numbers were on the rise in swing states
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) warned that President Trump could win the election again as a new poll showed that his numbers were on the rise in swing states
The poll, which was conducted in mid-August, showed Trump at 48 per cent and Biden at 49 per cent among registered voters in battleground states
The poll, which was conducted in mid-August, showed Trump at 48 per cent and Biden at 49 per cent among registered voters in battleground states

'Sorry to have to provide the reality check again, but when CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie. In Minnesota, it’s 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has closed the gap to 4 points,' Moore wrote. 
He then asked: '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 to pull this off?'
Moore noted that the confidence was misplaced, as it seemed like the Democrats are heading down the path of making the same mistakes they made during Clinton's campaign. 
 'The Biden campaign just announced he’ll be visiting a number of states— but not Michigan. Sound familiar?' he asked. 
Moore warned that people needed to go out and register to vote in order to avoid Trump (pictured) repeating his 2016 win because the Democrats can't oust him on their own
Moore warned that people needed to go out and register to vote in order to avoid Trump (pictured) repeating his 2016 win because the Democrats can't oust him on their own
Moore made his sentiments known in a Facebook post, adding a screenshot of the CNN poll
Moore made his sentiments known in a Facebook post, adding a screenshot of the CNN poll
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Clinton was heavily criticized for not putting enough time and attention into swing states Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, which observers blamed in part for costing her the election. The traditionally Democrat states wound up going to Trump by very thin margins. 
Pennsylvania and Michigan last voted Republican in 1988 with George HW Bush, while Wisconsin hadn't gone red since 1984 with Ronald Reagan. 
Moore then got to the crux of the matter. 
'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,' Moore wrote. 
'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!'
Moore accompanied his Facebook post with a screenshot of the poll results, showing Biden at 49 per cent and Trump at 48 per cent among registered voters in battleground states. 
Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are considered swing or battleground states because votes are often very close between candidates in those states. 
In October 2016, just weeks before the election, Moore - a Bernie Sander supporter - had told attendees at a screening that 'Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘f**k you’ ever recorded in human history — and it will feel good,' Moore said, according to Salon, while referring to lower- and middle-class voters who felt like they were being ignored. 
'Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he's saying the things to people who are hurting, and that's why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump,' Moore said.  
'He is the human Molotov cocktail that they've been waiting for, the human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.'

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