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Trump Defends Poll Performance: ‘I Haven’t Started Yet’

Donald Trump dismissed a recent poll he lost in on Friday, suggesting that he hadn’t started yet.

“I’m four down in one poll, three and a half in another that just came out, and I haven’t started yet,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said to The New York Times.

The Hill reports:

Likely general election rival Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has bested Trump in every national poll throughout June, topping him by 3 to 12 percentage points, depending on the survey.

A Reuters poll released Thursday gave Clinton a 9-point advantage over Trump.

In a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton leads Trump by 5.8 percentage points.

Trump also dismissed concerns from some Republicans that his sitting at the top of the ballot will hurt their election bids in November.

“I have tremendous Republican support,” Trump said. “Unfortunately, they never talk about that. They talk about the few rebels.”

The billionaire said he isn’t to blame for senators who are lagging in polls, suggesting they had troubles before he became the standard-bearer.

“I think I’m going to help,” he said. “If they lose, they’ll pin it on Donald Trump. But I don’t let that happen easily.”

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