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A mid February Gravis pollgave Saccone a 6 percentage point lead over Democrat Conor Lamb just half the size of what the Republican enjoyed the previous month. A Monmouth University poll, also from mid February, showed Saccone with a 3 point lead, within the poll’s error margin of plus or minus 5.5 points.
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A White House official who also spoke on the condition of anonymity said the characterization of Trump’s political operation fearing damage to him should Saccone lose was not accurate. Rather, Trump would likely canada goose outlet not bother going to the Pittsburgh suburbs if polling shows that Saccone is clearly Canada Goose sale winning or if he is clearly losing.
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That day’s cheap canada goose uk visit, though, was an official one to tout the newly passed tax cuts. While Trump briefly praised Saccone buy canada goose jacket “He’s a great guy; loves this area, loves this country” the campaign visit was to come later, at a Feb. 21 rally.
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