Establishment pollster Frank Luntz has made no secret he’s not a fan of the direction the likes of Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are taking the Republican Party.
But even Luntz can see the unavoidable writing on the wall.
And now there is physical evidence backing up this bombshell admission from Frank Luntz about the establishment’s Nikki Haley media con.
The Iowa caucuses have now come and gone with former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis taking home the silver and gold.
The establishment media’s much-hyped Nikki-momentum never surfaced.
Leading up to the first votes of the primary season, many of the pundits on Fox News would have you believe that momentum was all on the side of Trump’s former UN Ambassador, the very moderate Nikki Haley.
Haley would cruise to a strong second-place finish in Iowa, which would set her up for a huge upset victory in New Hampshire before going off to South Carolina – where she used to serve in the state legislature before becoming the state’s Governor.
The establishment narrative continued suggesting with an assumed three strong showings, Haley would be in good shape to storm into Super Tuesday and take the GOP nomination from conservative-populist contenders Trump and DeSantis.
Even the polling backed up the story.
In the final weeks of surveying ahead of the first in the nation caucus, Haley had surged ahead of DeSantis for second place.
She even rose above America’s Governor in the Real Clear Politics average of polling.
But Never-Trump pollster, Frank Luntz, recently said the quiet part out loud.
Luntz, who has done his part to hold the 45th President of the United States down, was caught on camera admitting the Haley-momentum narrative was a fraud.
He was asked if he had to place a $150,000 bet on who would win the general election in November – his money would have to be on the former President – and not Haley.
“I never dreamed that I would say this, but I would bet on Trump,” Luntz revealed. “I never, I thought it was done. I thought it was over. You don’t come back from an impeachment. You don’t come back from January 6, you don’t come back from any of this. But he has come back. The guy’s a survivor and his opponent is having so much trouble that I would at this point, the edge to Trump.”
NEW: Pollster Frank Luntz visibly cringes as he predicts that Donald Trump will win the 2024 election.
That had to hurt.
Question: “If you had to bet $150,000 on who’s gonna win in November, who would you bet on?”
Luntz: “I never dreamed that I would say this, but I would bet… pic.twitter.com/g57GL9enCU
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 13, 2024
By “his opponent” Luntz was referring to incumbent President Joe Biden – which means he’s assuming Trump will sail his way to primary victory and the Republican nomination.
And voters in Iowa agreed.
Despite all the prognosticators speculating about a Haley surge, the establishment’s choice in the primary finished a distant third place.
Trump took home 51% of the caucus vote, DeSantis 21%, and Haley only 19%.
That means less than 1 out of every 5 Republicans supported Haley in the Iowa Caucus.
When the dust settled and the smoke cleared, all the media reports and polling suggesting a Haley’s comet-like surge for the former ambassador ended up being nothing more than a con job meant to prop up the Democrats’ favorite Republican.
Now she’s off to New Hampshire to see if voters there will “correct the mistakes of Iowans” as she suggested prior to the caucus.