Republicans Warn Of ‘Grim’ Outlook For Trump In Florida

Republicans are warning the outlook is “grim” for Donald Trump in Florida, a closely watched battleground state that is seen as pivotal for the US president’s re-election prospects in November.

Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist from Naples, Florida, who is close to the Trump campaign, said the state’s “trend lines” were “not currently going in [Trump’s] favour”.

“Obviously the triple whammy of the virus, the pandemic-induced weak economy and the social unrest have taken a toll on President Trump’s poll numbers,” he said.

“The reason why it is the most important swing state is because if Trump loses it, it’s over,” Mr O’Connell said. “If Trump wins it, he is fighting.”

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