David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told reporters on Wednesday that the president would win the election were it held today. Despite polling showing a tight race, Plouffe expressed confidence in Obama’s path to victory.
“We win the election if it were held today,” Plouffe said, according to NBC News. “Our view is that in all the battleground states we’ve contested, every single one of them, we have a credible pathway to 50 percent.”
“If [the Romney campaign] felt good about Florida and Virginia I think you’d begin to see them curtail a little bit,” he added, referring to the Romney campaign’s efforts in those states. “And we feel that Florida and Virginia are very winnable for the president.”
The adviser also responded to the recent news about Obama’s off-the-record endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register, and the campaign’s subsequent release of the interview transcript. Plouffe dismissed it, saying it won’t affect votes.
“I know it’ll be a flurry of interest for a few hours,” Plouffe said, “but I don’t think it’s something that will impact people who are still deciding how to vote.”
(H/T NBC News)
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