FILMMAKER Michael Moore has predicted “evil genius” Donald Trump could still beat Joe Biden after slamming “fake news” polls.
The 66-year-old activist said it was “awful news” Biden was ahead of Trump by seven points in his home state of Michigan, but suggested the Trump vote was being undercounted.
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During an appearance on The Hill TV’s Rising, Moore said: “Trump has tightened virtually every one of these swing states to the point where…what are they saying this morning? ‘Biden’s five points ahead in Wisconsin… maybe three points ahead in Florida, two points ahead in Arizona’.
“Listen, don’t believe these polls. The Trump vote is always being undercounted.
“When they [pollsters] actually call the Trump voter, the Trump voter is very suspicious of the ‘Deep State’ calling them and asking them who they’re voting for.”
He concluded: “It’s all fake news to them, remember. It’s not an accurate count.
“I think the safe thing to do, this is not scientific… whatever they’re saying the Biden lead is, cut it in half, right now, in your head.
“Cut it in half, and now you’re within the four-point margin of error. That’s how close this is! That’s how desperately close this is!”
The filmmaker also referred to Trump as an “evil genius” for his ability to win the election, Fox News reports.
Back in 2016, Moore was one of the few political commentators to correctly predict Trump’s election, which he credited to an “America First” message which resonated in states where traditional industries have shrunk.
In August, Moore warned complacent Democrats about Trump’s support being “off the charts” in key states like Michigan.
In a Facebook post, he wrote: “I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much.
“Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump. YOU have to get rid of Trump. WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote. ACT NOW!”
“When CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie,” he added.
The August 17 CNN poll taken ahead of the Democratic and Republican national conventions found that 49 percent of registered voters in battleground states backed Joe Biden while 48 percent supported Trump.
With four days until the election and more than 80 million votes already cast, time is running out for Trump and Biden to change the shape of the race.
Biden is leading most national polls and has a narrow advantage in the critical battlegrounds that could decide the race.
Friday marks the beginning of the critical final stretch before the election next week.
Trump’s closing sprint to Election Day includes three stops in Pennsylvania on Saturday and nearly a dozen events in the final 48 hours across states he won in 2016.
Meanwhile, after Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota on Friday, Biden will hit Michigan on Saturday, where he will hold a joint rally with former US president Barack Obama.
Biden has held fewer events in a nod to the restrictions in place across the country to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The virus has killed more than 228,000 people in the United States, and cases are surging across the country, threatening an economic recovery Trump had aimed to champion.
Biden warned: “The recovery is slowing if not stalling, and the recovery that is happening is helping those at the top but leaving tens of millions of working families and small businesses behind.”
The huge amount of mail-in ballots means it is likely the winner of several states, such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, will not be clear on Tuesday night, as election officials expect the vote counting to take several days.