TIME 2016 Election

Kellyanne Conway Acknowledges Donald Trump’s Dip in Polls: ‘We Are Behind’

Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, answers questions in the spin room after Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2PMG4
Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican nominee Donald Trump, answers questions after the final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, 2016.

Trump's campaign manager also walked back his threats to sue women accusing him of sexual misconduct

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledged the Republican nominee’s latest dip in the polls.

“We are behind,” Conway said on Meet the Press.

Trump has fallen behind rival Hillary Clinton, who is up by double digits in some recent polls. Trump’s dip comes largely from disapproval of his treatment of women and his refusal to say whether he will accept the results of the election.

Conway said the shortfall in polls is due to Clinton’s other advantages over Trump.

“She has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her,” she said. “The current president and first lady, vice president—all more popular than she can hope to be. And she’s seen as the incumbent.”

Conway also walked back Trump’s threats from Saturday, when he said he would sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Multiple women over the last month have alleged Trump inappropriately touched or kissed them without consent in events spanning decades. Trump has repeatedly denied the claims.

“He’s just, I think, putting people on notice, that they can’t just falsely accuse them,” Conway said. “He has said, ‘None of this has happened, they’re all fabrications and lies.'”


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