Now that Donald Trump has all but secured the GOP nomination, it seems the campaign’s gotten more serious.
The early rhetoric aimed at rival conservatives will change gears, focusing on the inadequacies of Hillary and the Democrats.
He’ll have to move away from appealing to the disenfranchisement of the Republican voter base, to the wider voter base of the general election.
Political campaigns are constantly changing organisms. If a candidate wants to stay competitive, they have to adjust to meet the demands of voters and counter the criticism and attacks of their rivals.
Like any sports team, a smart campaign will have a variety of plays in their back pocket.
It seems like Trump’s people are resorting to an, until now, unused play. Sources say that, despite earlier reservations, Trump will be hiring a pollster.
Via Political Wire:
“After calling pollsters a waste of money, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reversed course and signed up veteran political strategist and pollster Tony Fabrizio,” Politico reports.
“Fabrizio has worked on numerous presidential elections. He is also a top strategist for the Florida U.S. Senate campaign of Rep. Ron DeSantis, masterminded Gov. Rick Scott’s improbable Florida win in 2010 and was pollster for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in his 2015 win. Scott and Bevin share a common bond with Trump: They were both outsider businessmen who bucked the establishment.”
It’s no surprise why Trump has changed tactics. No opportunity can be wasted. If he is going to convince undecided voters, he needs the best data. That’s just what pollsters provide. It seems like Fabrizio has a great tract record for getting candidates in office. His influence might propel the Trump Train even farther.
What do you think? Will Fabrizio be a valuable asset to the Trump campaign? Or is this an unnecessary step for Trump?
Source: Political Wire