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VP Pence, in Arizona, says enthusiasm for Trump greater now than in 2016

Oct 30, 2020, 10:44 AM | Updated: 7:01 pm
Vice President Mike Pence gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally at Reno-Tahoe International Air...

Vice President Mike Pence gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)

(AP Photo/Lance Iversen)

PHOENIX — Vice President Mike Pence, campaigning Friday in Arizona ahead of Election Day, believes enthusiasm for President Donald Trump is greater now than it was in 2016.

Pence told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show that he thinks polling showing Trump trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden nationally and in the Grand Canyon State isn’t accurate.

Former Vice President Biden led Trump, 49%-46%, in Arizona in OH Predictive Insights’ final survey of the election cycle released Tuesday.

Poll aggregate site FiveThirtyEight.com‘s Tuesday numbers indicated that Biden was “slightly favored” to win the Grand Canyon State. The site also gave Biden an 88 in 100 chance of winning the White House.

Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 3.5 percentage points in Arizona in 2016.

“This feels an awful lot like 2016,” Pence said. “All these polls with a few exceptions are calling it one way.

“I’ve seen the tens of thousands of people that come out for this president. I’ve seen the enthusiasm in the crowds when I have the privilege to be traveling as I am today.”

Pence and Trump have made Arizona a focal point in the months leading up to Tuesday’s election.

Trump has visited the battleground state seven times during the election cycle, most recently Wednesday when he hosted rallies in Bullhead City and Goodyear.

Pence is holding campaign events Friday in Flagstaff and Tucson.

The former senator from Indiana has also been in Arizona five times during the election cycle.

The Trump administration’s trips to Arizona will continue as Donald Trump Jr. announced Friday evening he would host an event on Sunday and Monday.

The event on Sunday will take place at the Yuma County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. followed by another event Monday at Dillon Precision in Scottsdale at noon.

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VP Pence, in Arizona, says enthusiasm for Trump greater now than in 2016