Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) says polling showing President Trump falling far behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is a wake-up call for Trump to change his tone and focus on substance and policy.
“I think right now obviously Trump has a problem with the middle of the electorate, with independents, and they’re the people who are going to decide a national election,” Thune said.
“I think he can win those back but it will probably require not only a message that deals with substance and policy but I think a message that conveys a perhaps different tone,” he added.
Thune made his comments Wednesday morning when asked about a newly released New York Times-Siena College poll of 1,337 registered voters nationwide showing Biden leading Trump by 14 points in a hypothetical matchup, 50 percent to 36 percent.
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