Kentucky senator discounts influence of polls showing Clinton ahead of Trump. —>
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said polls showing Crooked Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump were designed to “suppress turnout” and stymie the momentum of the hotel mogul.
The Kentucky senator made the remarks in a Wednesday interview with WVHU radio’s “The Tom Roten Morning Show.”
“You know, I think sometimes polling is done to dampen election turnout. So when Trump says the thing’s rigged, I’m not sure exactly what he means and I’m not sure I always agree with him. But I do think that when we say over and over someone can’t win, that is a form of rigging in the sense that it is designed to suppress turnout,” he said.
“The polls are put out, you know to make it either look closer than it is or to make it look like Democrats have a better chance. And I think it’s done by design to try to dampen turnout.”
Paul was a stark Trump critic during the primary, but the senator has since lightened his attacks on the Republican nominee and even somewhat half-heatedly endorsed him in May.