Michael Avenatti touts 2 percent showing in 2020 poll: ‘Better than Trump polled in 2015’
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti knows how to spin bad poll numbers.
The attorney who rocketed to fame by representing porn-star Stormy Daniels finished last among the named options in a Harvard-Harris poll released Monday night that asked “which of the following candidates are you most likely to vote for in a Democratic primary?”
In that poll, Mr. Avenatti, who has had a domestic-violence arrest and restraining order taken out against him within the past month, got the support of 2 percent of Democrats and independents, badly trailing such party heavyweights as former Vice President Joe Biden (28 percent) and 2016 runner-up Bernie Sanders (21 percent). He isn’t even ahead of such recent Democrats as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (3 percent).
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) December 4, 2018
But Mr. Avenatti read the tea leaves differently.
Better than Trump polled in 2015… https://t.co/yXzfYU1ds6
“Better than Trump polled in 2015,” he said in a quote-tweet of the poll.
Replied political reporter Andrew Solender: “Comparing yourself to Trump is definitely a solid strategy for winning the Democratic primary.”
Comparing yourself to Trump is definitely a solid strategy for winning the Democratic primary.
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 4, 2018
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