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U.S. President Donald Trump shook up his re-election campaign Wednesday, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with one-time senior adviser Bill Stepien.
“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” Trump said in a tweet.
“Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign.”
…campaign. Both were heavily involved in our historic 2016 win, and I look forward to having a big and very important second win together. This one should be a lot easier as our poll numbers are rising fast, the economy is getting better, vaccines and therapeutics will soon…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2020
The move comes amid widespread polling that shows Trump behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden less than four months before November’s presidential election.
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FiveThirtyEight’s national polling average shows Biden at 50.3 per cent, more than nine points ahead of Trump’s 41.2 per cent.
Biden has been hovering above 50 per cent for over a month, as Trump has continued to fall in the standings.
Yet Trump repeated his longstanding claims that “our poll numbers are rising fast” in his announcement, promising the arrival of a coronavirus vaccine and an improving economy.
“I look forward to having a big and very important second win together,” he said of Stepien and Pascale.
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