Despite national polls showing Clinton with a healthy lead over Donald Trump, according to longtime Democrat Party consultant Mary Anne Marsh, Hillary fears Trump more than Ted Cruz or John Kasich because they’re “easy to beat.”
During an appearance on Fox News this morning, Marsh asserted that Trump would have enough backing to secure the Republican nomination even if the race was decided at a contested convention.
She then explained why Hillary sees Trump as the most “dangerous candidate,” despite polls which show the New York billionaire has a high unfavorables rating.
“I’ve consistently said throughout the analysis of this race that I would not want to run against Donald Trump because I think he’s the most dangerous candidate,” said Marsh.
“Give me Ted Cruz, give me John Kasich, give me any of the vanquished they’re traditional politicians, easy to beat. And, Ted Cruz, in particular, way outside the mainstream.”
“Donald Trump, when you look from what he said the other day about the gender bill and using the bathrooms, it proves that point because he knows how to appeal to not only Libertarians but to Independents who support that, too. So it will be a very, very tough candidate to face in a general election. I think it will be one of the closest elections we see since 2000.”
Marsh’s comments are surprising because they conflict with national polling data that shows Hillary has an average 8 point lead over Trump in a hypothetical head to head.