‘Don’t believe the polls’: Michael Moore says Trump vote is ‘always undercounted’ and warns Democrats are being ‘overconfident’
- Michael Moore is warning Biden supporters not to rest easy on his polling lead
- Moore said Trump supporters’ votes are ‘always being undercounted’ in polls
- The documentary maker was one of the few to predict that Trump would win the 2016 election
- He said Trump supporters mistrust pollsters calling to ask them who they’re voting for
- He said the unscientific way to handle Biden’s polling lead is to cut in half
- Moore pointed to Trump’s 2016 win, which flew in the face of polling results
In 2016, left-wing Moore predicted that Trump would win the election, and back in August, warned he could win reelection because Trump’s supporters were so enthusiastic.
On Thursday, Moore told Hill.TV’s Rising hosts that Democrats and Biden supporters shouldn’t take polls showing the former Vice President’s lead in various states without a grain of salt.
Michael Moore warned that Trump voters are always being undercounted and that Biden supporters shouldn’t rest easy because poll results show him in the lead
‘Don’t believe these polls, first of all,’ Moore said.
‘Second of all, the Trump vote is always being undercounted. Pollsters, when they actually call a real Trump voter, the Trump voter’s very suspicious of the “Deep State” calling them and asking them who they’re voting for.’
He added that the polls are ‘all fake news to them, remember. It’s not an accurate count.’
Instead of taking the Biden poll results at face value, Moore said that it would probably be more accurate – although ‘not scientific’ – to cut those result in half to get Biden’s actual lead.
‘Whatever they’re saying the Biden lead is, cut it in half, right now, in your head. Cut it in half, and now you’re within the four-point margin of error,’ Moore said.
Moore said that Trump voters were unlikely to tell pollsters the truth because they were suspicious of people calling them asking who they were voting for. Trump is pictured in Wisconsin Friday
Moore said that the unscientific way to get Biden’s true lead was to take what his number was and to cut it in half. Biden is show in Wisconsin on Friday
The new poll showed that Biden’s lead had dropped from 10 points to eight points in the last three weeks. He is now leading by 52-44 per cent, but he previously lead by 53-43 per cent
‘That’s how close this is. That’s how desperately close this is,’ he warned.
Moore also pointed to not discounting Trump’s support in light of the gains he has made in recent months.
In July, Moore said, polls had showed Biden was ahead in Michigan by 16 points, but now Trump has cut that margin in half.
Moore said that although everyone wants him to predict the winner of the election again, he doesn’t know what’s going to happen.
But, Moore said, Trump ‘thinks he’s going to win and I know he’s an evil genius. And he’s smarter than all of us and I know people hate to hear that, but I’m sorry. To win the White House by losing the election? That’s genius.’
As for why people shouldn’t assume that Biden has the election in the bag based on the poll results, Moore pointed to the fact that Trump pulled off a win despite what pollsters said in 2016.
‘He’s already done it, he’s already fooled everybody,’ Moore said. ‘Everybody must act right now as if this could happen again. And if it does happen again, game over.’